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Friday, November 17 • 12:45pm - 1:45pm
4A: For Parents - Letting Go While Holding On

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The typical teenage urge for independence makes it especially important for parents to be guides-on-the-side as our gifted learners take charge of their own education. Parents will discover ways to help their children negotiate the educational system, creating their own unique routes to graduation and beyond. Letting go while holding on is made easier for both parent and child when, together, we follow the four simple steps to sef-advocacy.

Participant Outcomes:

  •  Recognize the characteristics of their child's learner profile
  • Reflect on their child's rights and responsiblities
  • Match their child's unique learner profile to appropriate programming
  • Recognize other advocates who are part of the support team
  • Create a plan to guide their child toward self-advocacy

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Deb Douglas

Consultant, GT Carpe Diem, LLC
Author: The Power of Self-Advocacy for Gifted Learners: teaching the 4 essential steps to successEmpowering Underrepresented Gifted Students: Perspectives from the FieldGifted Education Consultant, GT Carpe Diem, LLCPast President, WATG

Friday November 17, 2017 12:45pm - 1:45pm CST
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