Category: Poster

83 - Understanding Educational Neuroscience to Support Optimal Learning and Stress Management for Gifted Students

Friday, Nov 10
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Educational neuroscience is an emerging field that shines a light of understanding on intellectual development, creativity, and stress management. For example, neurogenesis supports the concept of growth mindset. Given the multipotentialities and demands on gifted students, this brain-based research has significant application for gifted education, illuminating effective strategies for teachers, counselors, and parents to best support their students’ academic growth, social and emotional development, and stress management. Attendees learn to apply educational neuroscience concepts to their gifted students’ learning and evidence-based, easily-implemented techniques to assist students' optimal learning, creative development, and stress management.

Amy Gaesser

Assistant Professor
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana

Amy H. Gaesser is currently an Assistant Professor of School Counseling at Purdue University. She received her PhD in Educational Psychology with concentrations in Counselor and Gifted Education from the University of Connecticut, her Masters in Counselor Education from SUNY Brockport, and her Bachelor of Science in Social Work with a minor in Religious Studies from Nazareth College of Rochester. She is a certified New York State School Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor with 20+ years experience in mental health and academia. Populations she has worked with include adult clients challenged with chronic mental health concerns and school-based adolescents and their families dealing with a variety of developmental, social, and emotional issues, with a special focus on high-ability youth. Her research interests include the social and emotional well being of gifted students and interventions blending Eastern, Western, and Energy Psychology to assist clients and students in overcoming challenges and reaching their greatest potentials. Her present research examines anxiety in gifted students and the efficacy of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) for child and adolescent anxiety. She is a member of ACA, NAGC, NARACES, and ISCA.