Presenter: Lori Comallie-Caplan
Core Area: Social and Emotional
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Social and emotional needs of gifted children is a hot topic right now, and for good reason. Our gifted students are more than just little (or big!) brains. They require nurturing and development of both their hearts and their minds. So what do we do when that social/emotional development doesn’t keep pace with the cognitive development?

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In “Social Emotional Dimensions of the Gifted and the Impact of Asynchrony,” Lori Comallie-Caplan debunks many of the prevailing myths regarding the social and emotional needs of the gifted and asynchronous development. She also provides practical strategies that will help parents, teachers, coordinators, and administrators nurture the needs of gifted children, particularly in cases when emotional development doesn’t keep up with cognitive development.

This 1-hour course covers:
  • The definition of asynchronous development
  • The impact of asynchronicity on the social and emotional needs of the gifted
  • The potential strengths and converse challenges of asynchronicity
This course is aligned with 2016 ODE Teacher Competencies d, e, and NAGC Teacher Preparation Standards 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, and 5.5. 

Presenter Bio

Lori Comallie-Caplan is a New Mexico Licensed Master Social Worker and a Licensed Educational Diagnostician with a Masters Degree in Psychological Counseling. Additionally, she holds Advanced Certification for Mediation from the University of New Mexico School of Law. Ms. Comallie-Caplan has 30 plus years of experience in the field of counseling, coaching evaluation, mediation and educational consultation. She is best known for her work with gifted individuals through the lifespan and frequently provides professional development for school districts and mental health professionals in the social emotional needs of the gifted. 

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520 reviews for Social Emotional Dimensions of the Gifted and the Impact of Asynchrony

  1. shulamis – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Alot of good information.

  2. Randall – CARLISLE LOCAL (verified owner)

    Good course on understanding asynchrony

  3. Alexander – CARROLLTON-FARMERS BRANCH ISD (verified owner)

    I learned a few new things more in detail from previous courses. Great information to keep in mind when teaching and/or interacting with GT students in any realm.

  4. michelle – CARLISLE LOCAL (verified owner)

    Speaker easy to follow

  5. Emmadonna – WALLER ISD (verified owner)

    This course was interesting and full of useful information.

  6. Jennifer – WALLER ISD (verified owner)


  7. Danica – WALLER ISD (verified owner)

    I enjoyed this lesson. I felt like I better understand the GT students in my life.

  8. Nathaniel – WALLER ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative.

  9. Susan – CARLISLE LOCAL (verified owner)

    Thought provoking

  10. Rosalinda – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    This video was excellent.

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