Category: Poster

37 - Helping Parents to Foster the Socio-emotional Development of Gifted Children

Friday, Nov 10
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

This presentation aims to describe a counseling service for parents of gifted children implemented in a Brazilian university. The main purpose of this service is to provide parents an opportunity to explore concerns and difficulties they face in raising a gifted child, to receive information about giftedness, and to discuss strategies to be applied in the family context to enhance children talent development. The activities implemented and the dynamic of the meetings are described. The outcomes reported by the participants of this service are also presented. We discuss problems faced by these families and the importance of guiding them.

Denise S. Fleith

Full Professor
University of Brasilia
Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil

Denise de Souza Fleith, Ph.D., is a psychologist and a full professor at the Institute of Psychology at University of Brasília, Brazil. She received her doctoral degree from the University of Connecticut in gifted and talented education. She is the author of books and articles on giftedness and creativity. Her research interests include gifted education, creativity, instrument development, and teacher training. She is the president of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (February - July 2017). Denise has also served as tutor in the Tutorial Education Program, a Brazilian Honors’ Program. In 1998, she received the NAGC Graduate Student Research Award from the Research and Evaluation Division. She is a researcher at the National Council of Scientific and Technological Development, in Brazil.

Renata M. Prado

Doctoral student
University of Brasilia
Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

Daniela Vilarinho-Rezende

Doctoral student
University of Brasilia
Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil