The Accelerated Placement Act: What Parents Need to Know
Julie Luck-Jensen & Kris McElligatt
The 2017 passage of the Illinois Accelerated Placement Act brought excitement as well as some confusion. Join us as we answer frequently asked questions regarding the law and discuss how parents can best use it in considering acceleration options for their children.
Role of Parent-Family Involvement for Gifted Students and Schools
Leodis Scott, Ed.D.
This session explores research into the role of parent-family involvement for gifted students and schools. The session considers strategic tools for parents, families, and communities in support of gifted children and the extent programs can be advocated by parents collaborating with principals and teachers in urban and suburban communities.
Chicago Gifted Community Center’s Ideas for Roaming Chicagoland with Your Gifted Child
Linda Zanieski & Niamh Muir
What do you do when the questions your 4-year-old asks require you to have a Ph.D. Astronomy? You go to the Dearborn Observatory on a Friday night, of course! This is just one example of the multitude of activities in the area that will appeal to your gifted child. We will share our favorite local venues and activities and give a new "gifted" slant on old favorites. All ages discussed.
Neuropsychological Assessment of the Gifted Child
This presentation will cover the ‘nuts and bolts’ of neuropsychological assessment for gifted children, including what is tested, how the results can inform learning and growth for your child, and a review of psychological research on gifted children.