President of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children

 Leslie Graves


Coping Creatively

with Challenging Behaviours

in Gifted & Talented Young People


When a child starts to be uncomfortable due to their needs not being met for whatever reason, it is quite common for constellations of worrying or perceived negative behaviours to surface. These can be quite limiting and be a cause of students not moving forward in a healthy way- dimming of their light. This talk explores some of these challenges, and possible reasons behind them, in order to aid understanding. It explores some possible helpful reflections and strategies to remove limiting environmental and other factors so they may continue on their journeys with no limits and shine.


When: Saturday, August 27, 2016

Where: the undercroft, Elizabeth College

Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Cost: current financial members $130; non-members $170

full time UTas education student $65

All welcome.

Morning tea provided


Leslie Graves is President of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC).

She is an Occasional Lecturer in Gifted on Post Graduate courses in Special Education Needs at University College Dublin, in Ireland;  an International Templeton Fellow at Belin Blank Centre for Excellence in Gifted Education at the University of Iowa. She was a commissioned writer for the Irish National Council for Curriculum and Assessment on the National Guidelines for Teachers of  Exceptionally Able Students (Ireland),  and  a subject matter expert on Gifted  for  the National Council of Teachers of English.   She has spoken at many conferences both nationally and internationally.

This presentation is offered as part of the full program for Saturday for the conference No Limits. Those registering for this presentation are invited to participate in all sessions on Saturdaty, registrations commence at 8:30am

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