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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13 reviews for Understanding the Neurology and Overexcitabilities of the Gifted

  1. Evangelina – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    great information!

  2. Karla – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Loved it

  3. Yvonne – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Have never seen this like this. Thank you.

  4. Sandra – ANTHONY ISD (verified owner)

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

  5. Laura – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative.

  6. 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!

  7. Gilbert – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    The course was very informative.

  8. Sarah – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Excellent Speaker

  9. Dorothy – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    I enjoy this presentation

  10. Teresa – YSLETA ISD (verified owner)

    Amazing course!

  11. Juanita – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    It was very well explained and informative.

  12. Alejandra – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    It was very good!

  13. Gina – WESLACO ISD (verified owner)

    It was good, but lots of info to pack into 1 hour.

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