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February 2016

Giftedness 101

2nd February 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
West Perth Medical Centre, 100 Outram Street
West Perth, Western Australia 6005 Australia
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**** SOLD OUT **** What exactly is 'giftedness' and what does it mean for your child - for their academic needs, and their social and emotional wellbeing? This seminar provides an overview of giftedness: its various definitions, and what the gifted label means to educators and parents alike. It examines how your child may differ from same age peers and what this means for their development. It will cover various topics, offering a ‘taster’ of each, focussing on the social,…

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Understanding IQ Tests & Levels of Giftedness

9th February 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
West Perth Medical Centre, 100 Outram Street
West Perth, Western Australia 6005 Australia
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You’ll explore what an IQ test actually measures, what it doesn’t, the different types of tests, and what scores mean in relation to levels of giftedness. ‘How gifted is my child?’ is a common question and this seminar will provide you with a better understanding of what your child actually needs. Sessions will be based at West Perth Medical Centre and led by Dr. Kate Burton. Kate’s research and practice explore the intersection between education, and social and emotional wellbeing.…

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To Grade Skip or Not to Grade Skip?

16th February 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
West Perth Medical Centre, 100 Outram Street
West Perth, Western Australia 6005 Australia
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Acceleration is a topic frequently discussed in relation to gifted kids, and one that can cause anxiety in parents! But what types of acceleration, other than a grade skip, are available? Is your child a good candidate for a grade skip, or even radical acceleration? This seminar seeks to address these questions. Sessions will be based at West Perth Medical Centre and led by Dr. Kate Burton. Kate’s research and practice explore the intersection between education, and social and emotional…

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Giftedness and School: Options and Advocacy

23rd February 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
West Perth Medical Centre, 100 Outram Street
West Perth, Western Australia 6005 Australia
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**** SOLD OUT **** Finding a school for gifted kids can be tricky. Find out the questions you need to ask prospective schools to see if they will likely be a good fit. Understand how meeting the needs of the gifted in the classroom can be achieved, and how to best liaise with your school to achieve a good outcome for your child. Sessions will be based at West Perth Medical Centre and led by Dr. Kate Burton. Kate’s research…

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March 2016

Parenting Intense Children

1st March 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
West Perth Medical Centre, 100 Outram Street
West Perth, Western Australia 6005 Australia
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**** SOLD OUT **** Is your child ‘intense’, ‘full-on’, a ‘little lawyer’? Then this is the workshop for you! We’ll look at the difference between meltdowns and tantrums, and practical advice on how to handle these when they do occur. Sessions will be based at West Perth Medical Centre and led by Dr. Kate Burton. Kate’s research and practice explore the intersection between education, and social and emotional wellbeing. She has a particular interest in students with diverse learning needs,…

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Social Skills and Successful Friendships

8th March 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
West Perth Medical Centre, 100 Outram Street
West Perth, Western Australia 6005 Australia
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**** SOLD OUT **** To register your interest for when this seminar runs again, please email info@alchemytherapy.com.au. Some gifted kids really struggle to make friends. This seminar will explain why this is often the case, and provide strategies that you can implement to help your child be more successful in social interactions. Sessions will be based at West Perth Medical Centre and led by Dr. Kate Burton. Kate’s research and practice explore the intersection between education, and social and emotional…

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Learning Difficulties? Twice-Exceptional Children

15th March 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
West Perth Medical Centre, 100 Outram Street
West Perth, Western Australia 6005 Australia
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Untangling learning difficulties in gifted kids is often a complex task. This seminar explores the various disorders that can impact learning, the diagnostic process in gifted kids, and practical ideas to help. Sessions will be based at West Perth Medical Centre and led by Dr. Kate Burton. Kate’s research and practice explore the intersection between education, and social and emotional wellbeing. She has a particular interest in students with diverse learning needs, specifically gifted and creative children and adolescents. Numbers…

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Autism, ADHD, Bipolar or ‘Just Gifted’?

22nd March 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
West Perth Medical Centre, 100 Outram Street
West Perth, Western Australia 6005 Australia
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Trying to unpick mental health concerns and disorders in gifted children is often a very difficult task. Both misdiagnoses and 'missed diagnoses' seem to happen frequently. At such an uncertain time what questions will help you decide whether or not something else besides giftedness might be at play for your child? We'll explore relevant research in the field to gain a better understanding of such a complex subject. Sessions will be based at West Perth Medical Centre and led by…

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Parent Seminar: Parenting the Perfectionist

29th March 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
West Perth Medical Centre, 100 Outram Street
West Perth, Western Australia 6005 Australia
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**** SOLD OUT **** Does your child have very high expectations, of himself and others? Does he or she like things ‘just so’? There is no wrath like that of a perfectionistic child when things don’t go to plan! We’ll look at the psychology of perfectionism and how to help your child increase resiliency and be less volatile when what happens in the real world does not match what they thought would happen in their head! Sessions will be based…

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April 2016

Parent Seminar: Anxiety and Insomnia

5th April 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
West Perth Medical Centre, 100 Outram Street
West Perth, Western Australia 6005 Australia
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Anxiety can be a problem for many children, making their, and your, lives a misery. It can impact sleep, stop kids from doing the things they like, and stop them from speaking up when under pressure to do the things they don’t like. Do you have a ‘worry-wart’? We’ll look at why gifted kids worry and what you can do to help. Sessions will be based at West Perth Medical Centre and led by Dr. Kate Burton. Kate’s research and…

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