Mental Health Matters: Supporting High-Ability Children and Teens in a Changed World
Tuesday, April 20th from 7:00-8:00 PM
This virtual speaker event will be held via Zoom
Long before the pandemic and quarantine, anxiety and depression were on the rise among children and teens. A year into and pandemic and a changed world, the effects of isolation and disruption are causing even more difficulties for some students. Why is the mental health of children and teens declining compared to previous years? How are high-ability children and teens impacted? What can parents do to monitor and mitigate signs of concern? This session will focus on the mental health needs of gifted and twice-exceptional children and teens and answer your questions about how to support them.
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About the Speaker...
Emily is a former gifted program educator and school counselor. Her passion for gifted education led her to become a statewide and national presenter on topics of meeting mental health and educational needs of high-ability students. Emily is currently a counselor specializing in giftedness and twice-exceptional kids at Unlimited Potential Counseling & Education Center in O'Fallon, MO. She hosts "The Neurodiversity Podcast," which is a great resource for parents and educators alike. She frequently provides professional development to school districts on the topics of mental health and giftedness, and is also the president and founder of Gifted Support Network.
Emily has two forthcoming books for the fall of 2021: "Teaching Twice Exceptional Learners in Today's Classroom" (Free Spirit Publishing) and "Raising Twice-Exceptional Children: A Handbook for Parents of Neurodivergent Gifted Kids" (Prufrock Press).
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