What is the Gifted and Talented Children’s Association of South Australia?
The Gifted and Talented Children’s Association of South Australia is a volunteer organisation committed to enhancing the social, emotional and intellectual development of children and adolescents with high intellectual potential. Members are provided with support and access to resources and student programs for gifted students. Families, educators, psychologists and other committed people are members.
What are the Gifted and Talented Children’s Association of South Australia’s aims?
- To offer support to parents and caregivers of gifted children, including gifted and learning disabled children.
- To assist parents and caregivers in the provision of supplementary educational experiences for gifted children.
- To liaise with educational authorities on the needs of gifted students in the educational setting.
- To support professional development of teachers where requested.
- To raise public awareness of the needs of gifted children and ways of fostering their development.
- To provide opportunities for gifted children to meet regularly with one another to foster their intellectual, social and emotional development.
- To make resources available for students studying education/psychology for the gifted.
What does the Gifted and Talented Children’s Association of South Australia
- Opportunities for social and intellectual contact for children with gifts and talents.
- Informative and social meetings for parents concurrent with some Saturday student programs and discussion groups for parents.
- A newsletter with articles of interest to parents, caregivers and educators.
- A resource collection of selected books, magazines, interstate newsletters, relevant international publications, audio/video cassettes and other media.
- Seminars, workshops, conferences and teacher training and development courses.
- Seminars and workshops for parents.
- Liaison with State, National and International Gifted and Talented Children’s Associations. Including affiliation with the Australian Association for the Education of Gifted and Talented Ltd.(AAEGT)
Who is eligible?
Children are often referred to The Gifted and Talented Children’s Association by teachers and psychologists on the grounds of intellectual and/or academic giftedness. As the student programs are extremely challenging and involve academic enrichment and extension, children referred to the Association should be capable of outstanding performance in one or more fields of academic endeavour.