Gifted Support Group:
Understanding Your Gifted Child From the Inside-Out: A Guide to the Social And Emotional Lives of Gifted Kids

Speaker: Dr. Jim Delisle, IEA Yunasa Fellow, Author, Distinguished Professor (Retired), Kent State University

Tuesday, February 12th • 6:00 p.m.
Mirman School, 16180 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, California 90049

Parents of gifted children and teens have many questions about how best to meet their intellectual and emotional needs. They want to know what giftedness is and the label’s impact on other family members. They want to know how to advocate for their gifted child in a school setting mired in “bringing up the bottom” rather than “raising the bar” at the top. They want to know how to set expectations that are appropriate and attainable. And they want to know how to juggle the wide range of emotional intensities that often “comes with the territory” in raising gifted kids.  


About the Speaker

Dr. James (Jim) Delisle has taught gifted children and those who work on their behalf for more than 35 years. Jim retired from Kent State University in 2008 after 25 years of service there as a professor of special education. Throughout his career, Jim has taken time away from college teaching to return to his “classroom roots”, volunteering as a teacher as well as teaching gifted middle school students one day a week. Currently, Jim works part-time with highly-gifted 9th and 10th graders. The author of more than 250 articles and 19 books, Jim’s work has been translated into multiple languages and has been featured in both professional journals and in popular media, such as The New York Times, People Magazine, and on Oprah! 

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