Tue, Feb 27
SENG Author Visit: Gifted and Struggling
Are you struggling with your gifted child with schooling? Come speak with authors Dr. Lin Lim and Adam Laningham to move from struggling to thriving. Ticket sales benefit the SENG Scholarship Fund.
Time & Location
Feb 27, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
About The Event
Join SENG Director Shaunne McKinley as she hosts authors Dr. Lin Lim and Adam Laningham
Based on the book series, by the same title, the authors share a great wealth of experience educating and parenting these unique learners. You will become more aware of this vulnerable population as well gain knowledge and practical support to help your child both at home and in school. Among other topics we will address who these learners are, the challenges these children face, and provide specific strategies to support them.
We Will Discuss:
Who Twice-exceptional (2e) children are
Where they are
Understanding challenges they face in schools
Understanding challenges faced by their parents, teachers, schools and districts
Successful strategies for teachers and schools to support them
How extra-curricular activities can help
The importance of mindfulness, social, & emotional supports
And one of the most important things to remember in order to help them
About the Author:s
Lin holds a doctorate in human development psychology (Boston University), an Academic Graduate Certificate in Mind, Brain, and Teaching (Johns Hopkins University), and Twice-exceptional Education (Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education). Her parenting journey with her complex outlier children has led to her current interdisciplinary academic interest and focus on synthesizing cultural, attitudes, and conceptual thinking around extreme complex outliers into practical applications. She is an international presenter and keynote speaker on topics including education, diversity, twice-exceptionality, giftedness, interdisciplinary social science, human development, and psychology. She is active in gifted-related diversity equity awareness and advocacy. She is a Dean at Bridges Graduate School of Cognitive Diversity in Education, founder of a non-profit Quark Collaboration Institute, served as President at SENG 2021-2023, and currently serves as the immediate past president at SENG.
Adam Laningham is the author of several books, including Gifted Children & How Trauma Impacts Them, and has over 20 years of experience in the field of education. Adam was recognized as the Arizona Gifted Teacher of the Year, he has taught at several schools in multiple grade levels, created and facilitated numerous gifted programs, and served as a district manager coordinating programs for over 6000 gifted students. Adam is the founder and owner of Bright Child Books and The Gifted Collective. He is currently an international speaker, consultant, and gifted advocate, as well as the President of SENG - Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted, a founding member of Callisto (supporting gifted foster youth), an advisor for CogAT Riverside Insights, and serves on the Leadership Council for Arizona Association for Gifted & Talented.