"The Unique Inner Lives of Gifted Children"
Renowned expert on giftedness, Linda Kreger Silverman, PhD, will speak at the Annual Seabury Gifted Education Seminar on "The Unique Inner Lives of Gifted Children."
"Intricate thought processes and complex emotions are held in delicate balance in the gifted individual. Idealism, self-doubt, perceptiveness, excruciating sensitivity, moral imperatives, desperate needs for understanding, acceptance, love – all impinge simultaneously. Gifted children develop more asynchronously than others, and often feel unable to relate to age-mates. When they are forced into a mold that doesn’t fit, they begin to experience their differences as deficits. All who interact with them must understand their unique characteristics. Then they can learn to appreciate themselves and develop their own unique paths. We will explore the emotional needs and social realities of gifted children and discuss ways to nurture their full development." – Linda Silverman
Dr. Silverman founded and directs the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development, and its subsidiaries, Gifted Development Center (GDC) and Visual-Spatial Resource in Denver. For nine years, she served on the faculty of the University of Denver in counseling psychology and gifted education. She has been studying the psychology and education of the gifted since 1961 and has written more than 300 articles, chapters and books. The time of her talk will be 7 p.m. at the University of Washington Tacoma, Carwein Auditorium. FREE!