Understanding the Neurology and Overexcitabilities of the Gifted


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

Why do gifted children sometimes have sensitivities or tendencies that challenge teachers and parents? Overexcitabilities are common occurrences in GT children due to their hyper-efficient brains. There are specific skills and strategies to help identify and equip gifted children with overexcitabilities.

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In this 1-hour course, Lori Comallie-Caplan will explain the biology behind overexcitabilities in gifted children, and give practical strategies to identify them and manage them within the classroom or home. Ms. Comallie-Caplan also focuses on giving gifted children understanding and tools to manage their own overexcitabilities for a lifetime.

You will learn how to:

  • Name five characteristics of the biology of the gifted brain
  • Describe each of five types of overexcitability
  • Describe both the strengths and the problems that are associated with the five overexcitabilities
  • Name at least three strategies for working with each overexcitability

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.

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680 reviews for Understanding the Neurology and Overexcitabilities of the Gifted

  1. Lauren – Private Pay (verified owner)

    Very insightful!

  2. Todd – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    This was my favorite course in the series … I could see myself and student in many of the examples and it was very informative and interesting

  3. Patricia – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Highly recommend it

  4. Isela – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    All information good

  5. Miguel – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative and valuable resource to be able to gauge our students

  6. Danny – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Good information….very informative

  7. Joel – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    wonderful information

  8. Melissa – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    It had great strategies.

  9. Martin – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    It was excellent

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  11. Norma – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Very informational

  12. Maira – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    This course was very engaging.

  13. Rachel – FLOUR BLUFF ISD (verified owner)

    Its informative and helpful

  14. Debra – FLOUR BLUFF ISD (verified owner)

    This information was really helpful

  15. Guadalupe – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Great course

  16. Amanda – FORT STOCKTON ISD (verified owner)

    This is an area that needs to be addressed for the best outcome of our gifted students.

  17. SANDRA – FLOUR BLUFF ISD (verified owner)

    There is so much information given quickly.

  18. Veronica – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Very informational!

  19. Evangelina – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    great information!

  20. Karla – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Loved it

  21. Yvonne – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Have never seen this like this. Thank you.

  22. Sandra – ANTHONY ISD (verified owner)

    extremely informative, provided information to better understand the needs of our GT students

  23. Laura – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative.

  24. Betty – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    There was a lot of helpful information presented in this course! The presenter was extremely prepared and interesting to listen to!

  25. Gilbert – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    The course was very informative.

  26. Sarah – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Excellent Speaker

  27. Dorothy – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    I enjoy this presentation

  28. Teresa – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Amazing course!

  29. Juanita – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    It was very well explained and informative.

  30. Heidi – FAYETTEVILLE-PERRY LOCAL (verified owner)

    this needs to be seen by all teachers to help them understand the differences gifted children may display.

  31. Alejandra – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    It was very good!

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