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2017 WCGTC Biennial World Conference

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4.4.4 Parenting gifted children 101: An introduction to gifted kids and their needs

This session shares an introductory mini-course for parents who want to better understand and help their gifted child. Educators are encouraged to replicate the course in their schools. Topics include myths, the hows and whys of advocacy, strategies for partnering with schools, and more. The course explores ways for parents to help their child at home and maximise their child's educational experience with strategies that are based on research, but easy to implement. Insights from dozens of parents and educators of gifted children will be shared. Participants will leave with information and resources to better educate and partner with parents.


Tracy Inman
Western Kentucky University
United States

Dr. Tracy Ford Inman, associate director of The Center for Gifted Studies at Western Kentucky University, is a parent of gifted young men, teaches gifted children, and trains teachers of the gifted. In addition to writing articles and chapters, Tracy has co-authored three books with Julia Roberts. They received the Legacy Book Award for Strategies for Differentiating Instruction: Best Practices for the Classroom. Tracy was co-editor of Legacy Award-winning Parenting Gifted Children: The Authoritative Guide from the National Association for Gifted Children. Her latest co-authored book is Parenting Gifted Children 101: An Introduction to Gifted Kids and Their Needs.


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