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NYC Next Tuesday, April 12 – Accelerated Learner Part 1- Parenting the Accelerated Learner

NYC Next Tuesday, April 12 – Accelerated Learner Part 1- Parenting the Accelerated Learner

posted by Karen Quinn, The Testing Mom - April 6th, 2011

Our Top 1%, 5% and 10% members get free access to our amazing, monthly P.A.L. workshop series held in NYC. Email us at for registration information for this free event for our top members! It will be located at the Downtown Community Center in Manhattan. This Tuesday we will have a gang buster line up of experts on giftedness in children. Stay tuned for our May workshop where we’ll have the power-house panel of the best of the best OLSAT, WPPSI and Stanford-Binet testing and admissions experts for NYC gifted and talented program along with private schools. We’ll be demystifying this process for parents and you won’t want to miss it.

Here’s summary of the workshop this Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30pm in Tribeca.
From initial signs of giftedness and strength areas to a deeper look at their shared characteristics and common issues, experts and parents will share tips for parenting the gifted child. Presenters for this session:

Dr. Razel Solow is Director of the Center for Gifted Studies and Education at Hunter College, the coordinator of the graduate program, and a partner with the Hunter College Campus Schools. Most recently, Dr. Solow has been collaborating with a research group from the Yale Child Study Center on alternative assessments of intelligence. She also provides professional development about gifted education and organizes meetings for the Coalition of Gifted Schools. Her book on exceptionally gifted girls, tentatively titled Lives of Purpose, will be published in November 2011 by Great Potential Press.

Connie Williams Coulianos, head of the Speyer Legacy School for gifted children in Manhattan, has devoted the past two decades to the education of precocious preschool children, their teachers and parents. Through her work with this population at the Hollingworth Preschool, Teachers College Columbia University, she developed the child-responsive curriculum that serves as the core for Speyer Legacy School. She has presented various aspects of her work locally, nationally and internationally.

Dr. Ranu BoppanaDr. Ranu Boppana is an Adult, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist in private practice in New York City and a Clinical Instructor at the NYU Child Study Center and the NYU Department of Psychiatry. She is a graduate of MIT and the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Boppana is the mother of an accelerated learner, and is married to a mathematician who is an innovator in math education.  She has been active in the parent associations of private and public schools in Manhattan.  She has experience parenting a gifted child and advocating for her child’s needs through high school.  She has also heard the concerns of many other parents of children who are accelerated learners.

Alina Adams writes the NY Gifted Education column for She has been navigating the NYC school system and enrichment options on behalf of her three children and their diverse talents for over a decade.

Event: the P.A.L. [Parents of Accelerated Learners]

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Date: April 12, 2011 6:30-8:00 pm

The Downtown Community Center
120 Warren Street, 1 block south of Chambers
Between Greenwich Street and West Street
New York, NY 10013

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