D-158 group to present talk on gifted students

ALGONQUIN – Parents of a gifted child sometimes ask themselves, “What have I done right and what must I do to make sure my child’s needs continue to be met?”

For those who are looking for answers, the Community Organization for Gifted Children for the Parenting the Gifted Child will present gifted child expert Sally Walker from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at Heineman Middle School, 725 Academic Drive, Algonquin.

Walker is executive director of the Illinois Association for Gifted Children, a consultant, educator and author in the field of gifted education. She has promoted and supported gifted education in Washington, D.C., and serves on the Illinois Gifted Advisory Council for the Illinois State Board of Education.

Walker is the author of numerous articles and 10 books, including national award winners “The Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids” and “The New RtI: Response to Intelligence.”

Membership in the Community Organization for Gifted Children is open to all – District 158 residents and nonresidents – and covers entrance to quarterly meetings.

To become a member, sign up and pay $5 fee at the door. Students in grades six to 12 will be admitted free.

For information, call D-158 gifted coordinator Linda Lanphier at 847-659-4355.

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