368. Identifying & Supporting Gifted Kids w/ Adam Laningham

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As a gifted kid myself back in the late 80’s/early 90’s, a father of two gifted kids, and a psychologist working with gifted kids, I have a HUGE personal and professional investment in supporting these kiddos! My guest today, Adam Laningham, definitely shares that investment. As a former teacher and now president-elect of SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted), Adam has a ton of knowledge to share with us about identifying and supporting gifted children at all levels. Here are a few topics that we get into:

  • Definitions and “types” of gifted kids
  • Classroom interventions for gifted children
  • Social-emotional needs of gifted kids
  • Why more homework isn’t a good solution for most gifted kids

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About Adam Laningham

Adam Laningham, author of Gifted Children & How Trauma Impacts Them, and Thinkology 2.0, has over 20 years of experience in the field of education. Adam was recognized as the Arizona Gifted Teacher of the Year, he has taught at several schools in multiple grade levels, created and facilitated numerous gifted programs, and served as a district gifted services manager coordinating programs for over 6000 gifted students.

Adam has served on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Association for Gifted & Talented, is currently the President Elect of SENG – Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted, a founding member of Callisto (supporting gifted foster youth), and an advisor for CogAT Riverside Insights. As founder and owner of Bright Child AZ, Adam is an international speaker, consultant, and gifted advocate.

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About Dr. Jeremy Sharp

I’m a licensed psychologist and Clinical Director at the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling, a private practice that I founded in 2009 and have grown to over 20 clinicians. I earned my undergraduate degree in Experimental Psychology from the University of South Carolina before getting my Master’s and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University. These days, I specialize in psychological and neuropsychological evaluation with kids and adolescents.

As the host of the Testing Psychologist Podcast, I provide private practice consulting for psychologists and other mental health professionals who want to start or grow psychological testing services in their practices. I live in Fort Collins, Colorado with my wife (also a therapist) and two young kids.

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