Advanced Academic Services is part of the Austin Independent School District. This blog provides information, activities, and events regarding advanced academics and high ability children and teens. Smart without compromise. Potential without limits.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

SENG Guided Discussion Group for Parents of Gifted Students

To Parents of Gifted and Talented Students
Enrolled in Austin ISD schools
You're Invited!

EVENT:                        SENG Guided Discussion Group for Parents 
                                    of AISD GT Students

WHEN:                        Fridays: January 31, February 7, February 14, February 21, February 28, and March 7.  
                                    All meetings 10:00-11:30 AM
Participants are asked to attend all six sessions.

WHERE:                       Baker Center, Room 208
                                     3908 Avenue B, Austin TX 78751

FACILITATOR:           Debi Torres, Coordinator Gifted Education, Austin ISD 
                                    and Trained SENG Parent Group Facilitator.

SEATS ARE LIMITED. There is only room for 20 parents to participate in this group.  Be sure to register soon to ensure you are able to secure one of the 20 spots.

Session topics:
  • Characteristics of Gifted Children
  • Communication and Relationships
  • Motivation and Underachievement
  • Discipline and Self-Management
  • Intensity, Perfectionism, and Stress
  • Acquaintances, Friends, and Peers
  • Only Children and Sibling Relationships
  • Values, Traditions, and Uniqueness
  • Successful Parental Support

The objective of the series of sessions is to establish an environment in which parents of GT students can receive support, guidance, and information through discussion with other parents and trained facilitators. This will serve as an opportunity to nurture the self-concept and emotional development of GT children and their families.

If you would like to participate, please email with your name, your GT child's name, and your child's Austin ISD school. You will receive an email confirmation. Space is limited to the first 20 parents. Please respond as soon as possible.