President of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children

 Leslie Graves


Complexities and

Twice Exceptional Young People


This presentation will explore what it means to be a Gifted and Talented student with other challenging needs while looking at how taking different perspectives and understanding may help them develop.

There are many among the highly able and gifted populations, who, for one reason or another, have some ability areas working at maximum and others at a minimum or not at all. Usually, the greater the giftedness, the greater the asynchrony or discrepancy. Provision for these children requires careful and thoughtful planning, supporting them where they are weak, helping them to reach their potential and find their own place in the community.


When: Sunday, August 28, 2016

Where: the undercroft, Elizabeth College

Time: 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Cost: current financial members $70; non-members $60

full time UTas education student $30

All welcome.


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 Sunday for the conference No Limits. Those registering for this presentation are invited to participate in all sessions on Sunday, registrations commence at 8:30am

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