Parent Education

Summit Center Webinar Series

Every month we will be featuring a different Summit Center professional to talk about issues affecting your life and your family. All webinars are recorded for later viewing.

Time Management Skills for Your Child – Webinar with Deanna Kim. Tuesday, August 30, at 7:00 PM Pacific. Detailed description. RECORDING TO COME.

Psychosocial Development of Gifted Children – Webinar with Dr. Stephen Chou, PRESENTATION HAS PASSED – RECORDING AVAILABLE. . Detailed description. Register.

Math Difficulites: Reasons and Remedies – Webinar with Dr. Nancy Knop, PRESENTATION HAS PASSED – RECORDING AVAILABLE. Detailed description. Register.

Living With Intensity: Understanding the the Gifted Child – Webinar with Dr. Susan Daniels PRESENTATION HAS PASSED – RECORDING AVAILABLE. Detailed description. Register.

I can take care of myself! How come you didn’t wake me up? Navigating the Parent-Teen Relationship – Webinar with Dr. Dan Peters PRESENTATION HAS PASSED – RECORDING AVAILABLE. Detailed description. Register.

Supporting the Spiritual Lives of Gifted Children – Webinar with Dr. Paula Wilkes, PRESENTATION HAS PASSED – RECORDING AVAILABLE. Detailed description. Register.

Organizing Chaos: Solutions for Everyday Life in A Gifted Family – Webinar with Kathleen Crombie PRESENTATION HAS PASSED – RECORDING ONLY AVAILABLE. Detailed description. Register.

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Time Management Skills for Your Child – Webinar with Deanna Kim. LIVE WEBINAR HAS PASSED – RECORDING TO COME.

Does your child seem unaware of passing time and often lose track of time?

Is your child overwhelmed, sleep deprived, or chronically late to school as a result of poor time management?

Research shows that our brain rewires itself based on how we use it. Then, how can we help our kids develop a daily and weekly habit of being intentional with their time? This one-hour webinar will address the complexity of time management and the associated brain skills for youngster’s brains. Summit Center educational therapist Deanna Kim will also explore strategies to nurture our conversations with our children on time awareness and make time more visible.

Join us on this journey to foster a lifelong skill so that your child can thrive in school and beyond.

$40 for unlimited viewing via your browser. Take $10 if you register for more than one webinar with discount code “multi.” Learn more about other Summit Center webinars at http://summitcenter.us/services/parent-education/.

Deanna Kim, M.Ed., provides educational therapy for executive functioning and math at Summit Center Walnut Creek. She coaches students in executive functioning to improve T.O.P. skills (Time Management, Organization, and Planning). For math support, Deanna uses Making Math Real methodology and integrates interactive games and a whiteboard to assess, personalize, and reinforce the needs of each student. Prior to joining Summit Center, she was a learning specialist at the Ann Martin Center and Valley Montessori School. With experience as a classroom teacher in both urban and suburban schools, Deanna understands the demands of the current educational system. She is a member of the Association of Educational Therapists.

$40 for unlimited viewing via your browser. If you are unable to join a webinar live, you can register now and view the recorded webinar later. LIVE WEBINAR HAS PASSED, RECORDING TO COME SOON!



 
Psychosocial Development of Gifted Children – Webinar with Dr. Stephen Chou PRESENTATION HAS PASSED – RECORDING AVAILABLE.

The growth and development of gifted children is a wondrous process. Incorporating concepts within the field of giftedness (such as precocity, asynchronous development, and overexcitabilities), this webinar will help parents understand their child’s social and emotional development. Parents will also learn how to help their child navigate through potential emotional difficulties and overcome limitations.

Dr. Stephen ChouStephen H. Chou, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Summit Center and at his private practice in Millbrae, CA. Dr. Chou leads Summit Center’s doctoral training program and is an adjunct professor with the Alliant International University – California School of Professional Psychology. He has specialties in Family/Child and Multicultural/Community counseling and psychological assessment, especially within the field of giftedness.

$40 for unlimited viewing via your browser. If you are unable to join a webinar live, you can register now and view the recorded webinar later. Take $10 if you register for more than one webinar with discount code “multi.” Click to register for “Psychosocial Development of Gifted Children.”

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Math Difficulites: Reasons and Remedies – Webinar with Dr. Nancy Knop PRESENTATION HAS PASSED – RECORDING AVAILABLE.

Why do students have difficulty with school math? How can parents, teachers, and students themselves get past difficulty and into success? Summit Center Educational Therapist Nancy Knop, Ph.D, ET/P, presents potential reasons for difficulty, including Developmental dyscalculia, Perception and processing issues, Foundation gaps, and Math anxiety. These interact to make difficulty more confusing to sort out. If foundation gaps and math anxiety are the only problems, it is easier to remediate – and the sooner, the better. Perception/processing and neurodevelopmental issues need to be assessed and identified to be remedied, and either or both of these also lead to foundation gaps and math anxiety. In this webinar, Dr. Knop will address all four areas and talk about specific steps to take to move from math difficulty to confidence and competence in school math and in math for life. This information will help students help themselves and advocate for support, it will help parents communicate with kids and teachers, and it will help teachers understand how to help students who struggle with math.

Dr. Nancy KnopDr. Nancy Knop E.T./P, has practiced as an Educational Therapist for over ten years. Previously, Dr. Knop taught science for 23 years to grades 7-12 at Head Royce and served as Department Chair. Dr. Knop works with clients to understand the nature of their issues, then designs individual programs to remediate problems and build confident, independent thinkers and performers. She speaks on topics related to the brain and learning at conferences, school professional development sessions, and to parents and students across the country. She holds a degree in science education, a Ph.D. in the Dept. of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley, and a graduate-level Certificate in Educational Therapy.

$40 for unlimited viewing via your browser. If you are unable to join a webinar live, you can register now and view the recorded webinar later. Take $10 if you register for more than one webinar with discount code “multi.” Click to register for “Getting Your Student Help in Math: Problems and Solutions.”

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Supporting the Spiritual Lives of Gifted Children – Webinar with Dr. Paula Wilkes PRESENTATION HAS PASSED – RECORDING ONLY AVAILABLE.

Does your child have profound empathy?
Is your child highly attuned to nature?
Does your child express feeling a transcendent presence?
Are you looking for strategies to support your child’s spiritual development?

Spiritual sensitivity is experienced by gifted people from diverse cultures and religions and can be characterized by profound empathy and exceptional emotional depth, intuitive insight, and strong connections to the natural world. It often causes gifted children and adults, to be misunderstood (and misdiagnosed) by others. Join Dr. Paula Wilkes for this webinar to learn the characteristics of “spiritual sensitivity” and resources for nourishing the minds, hearts, and bodies of these exquisitely sensitive people.

Dr. Paula WilkesDr. Paula Wilkes is a Gifted Education Consultant at the Summit Center in Los Angeles, where she provides counseling and consultation for parents and students on gifted and “twice-exceptional” issues (including sensitivity and intensity). Dr. Wilkes is available for consultations about spiritual sensitivity by Skype outside of the Los Angeles area. Previously, Dr. Wilkes created and coordinated the Center for Gifted Education at Pacific University in Eugene, Oregon and taught in public schools.

$40 for unlimited viewing via your browser. If you are unable to join a webinar live, you can register now and view the recorded webinar later. Take $10 if you register for more than one webinar with discount code “multi.” Click to register for “Spiritual Sensitivity.”

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I can take care of myself! How come you didn’t wake me up? Navigating the Parent-Teen Relationship – Webinar with Dr. Dan Peters PRESENTATION HAS PASSED – RECORDING ONLY AVAILABLE.

Wondering what happened to your child? Remember those days when everything you said wasn’t seen as annoying? Are you questioning your effectiveness as a parent? These are common questions and experiences of those parenting a teen. Try not to take it personally. Your teens actually aren’t thinking about you, they are focused on themselves – and it is developmentally appropriate (though frustrating). This webinar will discuss the multiple developmental challenges your teen is facing, the current technology culture that makes the growing up and parenting role more complex, and ways to relate to your teen in ways that increase positive interactions and decrease conflict. And remember, adolescence is fortunately a temporary condition.

Dr. Dan PetersDan Peters, Ph.D., is an author and licensed psychologist who has devoted his career to helping children, adolescents and families engage in life so that they can realize their full potential. Dr. Peters is co-founder and Executive Director of the Summit Center in California, where he is available for consultation.

$40 for unlimited viewing via your browser. If you are unable to join a webinar live, you can register now and view the recorded webinar later. Take $10 if you register for more than one webinar with discount code “multi.” Click to register for “Navigating the Parent-Teen Relationship.”

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Living With Intensity: Understanding the the Gifted Child – Webinar with Dr. Susan Daniels PRESENTATION HAS PASSED – RECORDING ONLY AVAILABLE.

In this webinar, Dr. Susan Daniels will explore the overexcitabilities and complex nature of the gifted child. Overexcitabiities (OEs) – psychomotor, sensual, intellectual, imaginational, and emotional – are central to the personality, intellectual, physical, and social-emotional development of the gifted. Overexcitabilities confer certain advantages for gifted development and at the same time render the gifted vulnerable to being misunderstood, and potentially, misidentified. We will address the advantages and the challenges associated with overexcitability along with strategies for helping gifted children modulate their OEs and channel these energies most positively.​

Dr. Susan DanielsDr. Susan Daniels is co-founder and Educational Director of Summit Center as well as Professor of Educational Psychology and Counseling at California State University – San Bernardino. Dr. Daniels is an internationally recognized expert in the field of gifted education and co-author of “Living with Intensity” (Great Potential Press, 2008).

$40 for unlimited viewing via your browser. If you are unable to join a webinar live, you can register now and view the recorded webinar later. Take $10 if you register for more than one webinar with discount code “multi.” Click to register for “Living with Intensity”.

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Organizing Chaos: Solutions for Everyday Life in A Gifted Family – Webinar with Kathleen Crombie PRESENTATION HAS PASSED – RECORDING ONLY AVAILABLE.

Living in a gifted family can be chaotic. Overwhelmed with schedule and time management? Exhausted trying to keep everything and everyone on track? Frazzled when you can’t find what you need? We will explore which organizing methods increase emotional connection and functioning within the gifted family.
 
kathKathleen Crombie, M.A., M.Ed., provides Therapeutic Organizing™ and consultation services for gifted adults, children and families at Summit Center. Ms. Crombie also offers “Overwhelmed by Life Clutter” workshops and parent support groups based on the SENG model in the San Francisco Bay Area.

$40 for unlimited viewing via your browser. Take $10 if you register for more than one webinar with discount code “multi.” Click to register for “Organizing Chaos.”

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