Dr. Wingers - Mental Health and Well-Being | February 20, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. | Santan K-8 Campus
Dr. Laura Wingers - Mental Health and Well-Being: Meeting the Needs of Gifted Children
February 20, 2020 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Santan K-8 Campus - 1550 E. Chandler Heights Road, Chandler AZ 85249
*Registration Required through Community Education - Enrichment Programs website
The intellectual, emotional and behavioral intensity common in young gifted students can be both laugh-out-loud awesome and head-in-hands horrible! If not well-understood, it can result in difficulties at home and school. What are expected behaviors in young gifted children? And what are “red flag” behaviors that may indicate more serious concerns?
In this engaging, interactive presentation, Dr. Wingers will shed light on essential skills parents can promote and practice with children. She will provide tips for addressing anxious, defiant and avoidant behavior at home and school.
Learn more about healthy emotional development in gifted children and practical, proactive approaches to handling life’s difficulties. There is much that can be done. Learn when to take action – and how to get help.
Laura Wingers, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and the founder of CENTER Psychology & Consulting, located in Scottsdale, Arizona.
She works closely with parents, teachers, physicians and other treatment providers to identify and meet the needs of school age children and adolescents. Dr. Wingers’ professional focus includes:
- highly and profoundly gifted intellect and related developmental asynchrony
- dyslexia and other learning differences
- ADHD and executive function impairments, and
- anxiety and mood disorders.
With nearly 20 years’ experience, and expertise in pediatric neuropsychology, clinical psychology, and school psychology, Dr. Wingers’ services include:
- gifted assessment
- neurodevelopmental and neuropsychological assessment, and
- psycho-educational assessment for children from preschool through high school.
Dr. Wingers and CENTER clinicians also provide solution-focused therapy and consultative services for parents and children as well as mindfulness-based intervention approaches.
Dr. Wingers also provides training and consultation services for school districts and parent groups locally and nationally.