Events for 2009-2010

March 29, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010
Wooster High School (1331 E Plumb Lane, Reno)
GT Resource Fair Flyer (.pdf)

LEARN ABOUT summer programs and camps, enrichment activities, fine arts & performing arts opportunities, science and outdoor programs, academic talent searches, foreign exchange programs, online learning, teacher information including gifted education courses and programs, WCSD GT Programs, Davidson Institute for Talent Development and the Davidson Academy, UNR programs, organizations for gifted and talented, non-district school options including charter, private and online schools, and a wide array of extra-curricular programs. Pick up brochures and speak with program representatives. Many new programs will be attending this year!

Check out the GTPC Resource Fair 2010 page.

January 25, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010
6:30pm - 8:00pm
Jessie Beck Elementary
1900 Sharon Way, Reno
DOWNLOAD EVENT HANDOUTS: Dr. Crawford and Dr. Ayarbe Handouts (.pdf)

We are delighted to announce that our January 25th program will feature three outstanding professionals from our community:
  • Melanie Crawford, PhD- Clinical Psychologist specializing in the neuropsychological assessment of children and adolescents
  • Susan Ayarbe, PhD- Specialist in the assessment of learning disabilities, ADD and ADHD
  • Ted Young, PhD- Neuropsychologist specializing in the neuropsychological assessment of teens and adults
Each will present a brief talk on their work that is relevant to gifted children.

Dr. Yvonne Wood, Clinical Psychologist, will also be on hand to talk to parents informally about gifted children and depression and a group that will be starting next month to teach high ability children the principles of learned optimism.

We will have snacks and drinks for you, as well! Come join us!

DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER: An Evening with the Pros (.pdf)

October 12, 2009

October 12, 2009 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wooster High School (Auditorium)
1331 East Plumb Lane, Reno
DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION NOTES: Dr. Webb's Presentation Notes (.pdf)

Do you have questions about depression in your gifted child or your gifted students? How widespread is depression and unhappiness in gifted children? Why does their depression seem related to their idealism and their intensity? How can parents, educators, and counselors enhance resiliency in these children?

James T. Webb, Ph.D., ABPP-CL, one of the 25 most influential psychologists nationally on gifted education will be here to provide answers to these questions, as well as sources of depression, which children are more at risk, and existential depression. Dr. James Webb, a licensed and board-certified psychologist, consults with schools, programs and individuals about social and emotional needs of gifted and talented children. He is a frequent keynote and workshop speaker at state and national conventions and has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, The Phil Donahue Show, CNN and National Public Radio.

Additionally Dr. Webb is the lead author of five books and several DVD's about gifted children, four of which have won "Best Book" awards:
  • Guiding the Gifted Child: A Practical Source for Parents and Teachers
  • Grandparent' Guide to Gifted Children
  • Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger's, Depression and Other Disorders
  • Gifted Parent Groups: The SENG Model, 2nd Edition
  • A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children
DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER: James T. Webb Event Flyer
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