P. Susan Jackson:
a Documentary and Discussion”
In this highly interactive session participants will view and discuss the content of a 12 minute documentary featuring gifted children and teens, ages 5 to 26. Participants, selected from the USA and Canada, express their thoughts on: the nature of giftedness, their experience with school and with learning, mental health issues and misdiagnosis, passions and goals and their unique learning and personality styles. Moderated by a leading expert in the highly gifted, the film is the first of its kind and affords teachers, parents and mental health practitioners an in-depth understanding of several contemporary themes in the lived experience of the gifted child. P. Susan Jackson in the Founder and Therapeutic Director of “The Daimon Institute for the Highly Gifted” in White Rock, British Columbia, Canada. This international institute offers service to highly and profoundly gifted children and adults supporting the educational needs and overall development of this exceptional population. She is an internationally recognized expert in the field and the author of numerous articles and chapters in the gifted education literature.
th, 2011 Winslow Centre, Gallery Room