SENGinar: Strategies to Support Gifted Children & How Trauma Impacts Them
Time & Location
About The Event
Gifted children suffer their own kind of trauma as they cope with being different and fitting into society’s expectations. Having a world not understand them and how they acquire knowledge can have a profound impact on a child. These children are also likely to suffer from other conventional traumas; however, their unique stressors place them at a unique risk. This presentation will highlight what these children may be experiencing, and provide strategies to help support them as we continue to learn more through brain research.
About the Presenter:
Adam Laningham has over 20 years of experience in the field of education. He is the Manager of Gifted & Advanced Academics for a large, diverse school district in the Phoenix area providing a wide range of services to over 5,000 gifted identified students. Adam was recognized as the 2014 Arizona Gifted Teacher of the Year, he has taught at several schools, multiple grade levels and run numerous gifted programs. Adam currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Association for Gifted & Talented, is the Arizona SENG Liaison, an international speaker, consultant, and published author.