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SENG Founder Dr. James Webb conducts GT seminar at ACE Academy on Wednesday

Dr. James Webb, Founder of SENG and President of Great Potential Press
Great Potential Press

Seminar: Motivation and Underachievement in Gifted Children

Please join us on Wednesday, July 17th, 2013 for a seminar given by SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs Gifted Children) Founder, Dr. James Webb on the topic of Motivation and Underachievement. Many gifted children underachieve and have problems with motivation, or task commitment as Renzulli calls it. Motivation - far more than intellectual ability or creativity - can be influenced, shaped, and developed. Dr. Webb initially describes the most common reasons for motivational problems, and then focuses on practical "how to" techniques useful for parents and teachers of all children, but particularly appropriate to gifted children. Transfer of motivation, successive successes, anticipatory praise, and similar techniques are used to develop internalized motivation, appropriate goal setting, and tolerance of frustration. Torrance's "teachers who make a difference" results are shared. Dr. Webb has written over 75 professional publications, fifteen books, three DVDs and many research papers for psychology conventions and conferences regarding gifted and talented children. He has been recognized as one of the 25 most influential psychologists nationally on gifted education.

The seminar will run from 9:15 AM to 11:30 AM.

Registration can bbe done online ( or by calling the office, 206-4070.

$40 per person or $60 per couple.

•We will provide childcare for an additional $20 per child. Reservations are required by Tuesday by calling 206-4070.

Room location: The Sanctuary, Congregation Beth Israel/ACE Academy, 3801 Shoal Creek Blvd. Austin, Texas 78756.

Karen S. Langdon, M.Ed.
Co-founder and Director of Admissions, ACE Academy,
Co-founder and Executive Director, Summer Wonders,

*Accredited by SACS/CASI through AdvancEd*

James T. Webb, Ph.D., ABPP-Cl, has been recognized as one of the 25 most influential psychologists nationally on gifted education, and he consults with schools, programs, and individuals about the social and emotional needs of gifted and talented children. In 1981, Dr. Webb established SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted), a national nonprofit organization that provides information, training, conferences, and workshops to parents and educators of gifted children, and he remains as Chair of SENG’s Professional Advisory Committee.

A frequent keynote and workshop speaker at state and national conventions, Dr. Webb, a licensed and board-certified psychologist, has appeared on Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, The Phil Donahue Show, CNN, and National Public Radio. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association, he served for three years on its governing body, the Council of Representatives. Dr. Webb is also a Fellow of the Society of Pediatric Psychology and the Society for Personality Assessment. In 1992, he received the Heiser Presidential Award for Advocacy by the American Psychological Association, and also the National Award for Excellence, Senior Investigator Division, from the Mensa Education and Research Foundation. He has served on the Board of Directors for the National Association for Gifted Children and was President of the American Association for Gifted Children. Currently, Dr. Webb is President of Great Potential Press, Inc.

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Dick Kantenberger
National Gifted Education Writer,
Houston, TX 77024-4026

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