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CGCC Gifted + Dyslexia Parent Education Workshop

  • January 25, 2022
  • 7:00 PM
  • Zoom


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Please consider joining CGCC. Members attend most events for free.

Registration is closed

Midwest Academy for Gifted Education (MAGE) and the Chicago Gifted Community Center (CGCC) bring you a Free Gifted Parenting Education Series. The idea is to bring together a parent of gifted child, a mental health professional, and a gifted educator, for different perspectives and ideas around solutions. For the privacy of our attendees, this workshop is not recorded.

Dyslexia is the most common learning disability, affecting as many as 15-20% of all people. Gifted kids who are also dyslexic need specialized supports and understanding. Come learn more about the different types of this condition and how to identify it in gifted children, especially those that mask well. There will be 15-30 minutes of presentation followed by Q and A.

The link to join the presentation will be sent upon registration. Free for MAGE and CGCC members.

About our Presenter:

Dr. Jessica Douglas is a nationally certified school psychologist who pursued a career in educational psychology because of her desire to help struggling students achieve social-emotional and academic success. She holds a masters and specialist degrees in school psychology and a doctoral degree in human learning and development at National-Louis University, where her research focused on social skill interventions for students with autism spectrum disorders.

Dr. Douglas is Co-Chair for Everyone Reading Illinois (formerly the Illinois Branch of the International Dyslexia Association) and highly involved with outreach related to dyslexia.

Dr. Douglas worked as a school psychologist in public schools and is now in private practice at Psychoeducational Resource Services, Inc. Her current practice emphasizes the importance of working in unison with parents, schools, and private providers to gain a comprehensive understanding of the student’s learning profile, and to ultimately develop an educational plan that will support his or her individual needs.

No refunds unless workshop is cancelled. Fee waivers available. Please contact us for details.

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The Chicago Gifted Community Center (CGCC) is a member-driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization created by parents to support the intellectual and emotional growth of gifted children and their families. 

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