Fall Program & Social

“Gifted Children and Executive Functioning Skills”

With Special Guest Anne Tyler, M.S., LMFT

Monday, October 9, 2017

6:30 - 8:30 PM
John Marshall Rocket Room


Executive functioning skills include the ability to makes plans, keep track of due dates, organize materials, finish work on time, and make mid-course corrections while thinking, reading and writing. Does your child struggle with these kinds of skills? Rochester GATEway invites you to join us and other parents of gifted children to learn more about how executive functioning skills challenges can negatively impact learning and life skills for some gifted children. Gifted children and teens who have trouble regulating their emotions and behavior, trouble initiating non-preferred or challenging tasks, or trouble transitioning, concentrating or finding their things can experience high levels of stress, anxiety or depression. Learn about the research-based strategies to coach gifted children to improve executive functioning and experience better emotional and psychological health.

Our guest speaker, Anne Tyler, M.S., LMFT, is a family therapist in Edina, Minnesota. She specializes in the needs of gifted children, adolescents and adults. She is the creator of MindQuest groups that teach gifted children and adolescents how to improve executive functioning and develop growth mindset and mindfulness skills to improve learning and daily life. She is a regular presenter to parents and educators on topics to improve the lives of gifted children and families.

This is a free event and you do not need to be a member of GATEway to attend.  However, for our planning purposes, please register here by using the RSVP link above.  Child care for school age children will be provided for – but only for – families who register and request child care by October 6th.  To allow parents to focus on the speaker, we would appreciate it if you would make other child care arrangements for younger children.

The evening will start at 6:30pm in the John Marshall HS Rocket Center. We invite your family to join us for a dessert potluck and social time.  You may bring a dessert or healthy snack to share.  Drinks, plates, silverware, and napkins will be provided by GATEway.  At 7:00pm, school age children will stay in the Rocket Center for supervised games and activities while the adults move to the Media Center for the hour-long presentation. Ms. Tyler will be available until 8:30 for an optional question and discussion time for those who are able to stay a little longer.

John Marshall is located at 1510 14th Street NW. The main door  ( Door #1) is by the flagpole, towards the north end of the building and set back from the sidewalk and parking lot. The Rocket Center is straight ahead once inside the main doors. Contact pres@rochestergateway.com with any questions.