Common misdiagnosis of gifted children Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 10h00 & 18h45
Common misdiagnosis of gifted children and adults
Thursday May 16, 2019
Two presentations, choose one:
Morning: 10h12h30
Evening: 18h45-22h00
Registration closes: May 12.

LOCATION: Paris 75016, (located near Maison Radio France.)
RSVP: Space is limited. The event is held at a private residence.
Minimum of 7 participants are needed for the meeting to take place, maximum of 15.

PARTICIPATION FEE: 7€ for current members of Gifted in France; 12€ for non-members.
Members have priority.

WHO IS THIS MEETING FOR: Parents, educators, child minders, mental health professionals.

IMPORTANT: To confirm your spot, please proceed to the PayPal payment option at the end of this form.
You will be given the option to join/renew your membership to Gifted in France for the 2018-19 academic year. The membership is good for the whole family. For Misdiagnosis meeting, it is not obligatory to be a GiF member, though members have priority. All fees go towards GiF, a not-for-profit association loi 1901. If joining between 1 Feb 2019-31 Aug, 2019, membership is 35euros, instead of 40euros.

Webinar, in powerpoint format, featuring James T. Webb,
Followed by a discussion and questions/answers.

"Because they lack training, mental health professionals are misdiagnosing gifted and talented children and adults as having mental disorders. The characteristics of gifted/talented children and adults - particularly if not understood at school, home, or work - often are mistaken for significant behavioral or emotional problems that can be misdiagnosed as Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Conduct Disorder, or Bi-Polar Disorder... Parents and educators, therefore, must become more informed about these issues.

However, for other children and adults, their giftedness is related, but often overlooked, for diagnoses that are accurate such as Existential Depression, Bi-Polar, Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, Sleep Disorders or Multiple Personality Disorder. That is, these children and adults do indeed have dual diagnoses - giftedness and some disorder. It is important that the aspects related to giftedness not be overlooked or misunderstood by professionals.

This recorded webinar session provides information to help parents, educators, and health care professionals understand how they can differentiate gifted behaviors from behavioral pathology."

About the late Dr. Webb:
“Dr. James T. Webb founded SENG in 1981, and is the lead author of award winning books including Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults, Guiding the Gifted Child, A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children, Grandparent's Guide to Gifted Children, and Gifted Parent Groups: The SENG Model. He was previously President of the American Association for Gifted Children, on the board of directors for the National Association for Gifted Children, President of the Ohio Psychological Association." This webinar was organized by SENG, Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted Children.

Gifted in France is a loi 1901 non-profit association. GiF does not endorse speakers or their material, but aims to provide a wide variety of ideas and discussions about the gifted and twice exceptional population.

Join our association and help us make a difference. Or, if you like what we do, please consider donating to our cause.

Thank you for your continued support.
Kind regards,

Helen Sahin Connelly
President, Gifted in France
Association 1901, not-for-profit
Paris, France

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