EDU 54400 Meeting the Affective Needs of Gifted Children

This course focuses on the differential affective characteristics and needs of students who are gifted. General counseling techniques will be studied as they apply to working with the gifted. This area includes such topics as communicating with the gifted, their teachers and parents; assessing special interests, needs and expectations (e.g., underachievement, perfectionism, self-esteem, leadership peer pressure, depression, suicide, motivation, personal and social dynamics, and parenting skills); the role of the school in psycho-social development; and the potential of the gifted to achieve.