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handshake1  SENG Membership Your annual membership funds accelerate SENG’s efforts to improve the lives of gifted individuals. Choose the level of membership that is right for you. Memberships are good for one year from the date you join.

SENGinars (SENG Webinars) bring you knowledgeable experts discussing issues related to the social and emotional needs of the gifted. SENGinars run 90 minutes and include a slide presentation and time for questions. Registered guests can participate in the live SENGinar and will automatically receive unlimited access to a recorded version approximately one week after the live event.

SENG Online Parent Support Groups bring 10 to 15 interested parents of gifted children together to discuss such topics as communication, motivation, discipline, intensity, perfectionism, and peer relationships. The online facilitator of the group is knowledgeable about parenting and about educating gifted children. The facilitator provides a non-judgmental and nurturing online discussion. The parents of the high-ability children are themselves also a rich resource of information, and they are able to get fresh ideas from other parents and from A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children, the book around which the discussions are organized.


SENG Model Parent Groups are structured to bring together 10 to 20 interested parents of gifted and talented children to discuss topics such as motivation, discipline, stress management, and peer relationships. The co-facilitators of the group, though knowledgeable about parenting and educating gifted/talented children, do not attempt to give expert advice. Their facilitation provides a non-judgmental and nurturing atmosphere. The parents of the high ability children are themselves a rich resource of information, and are able to get fresh ideas from other parents and from A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children, the book around which the sessions are organized.


SENG Annual Conferences focus on the social and emotional needs of the gifted. We believe that recognizing, understanding, and accepting the unique social and emotional needs of this population are the first priorities for teachers, parents, and counselors. SENG supports strong gifted education programs, but we believe the emotional piece is the foundation for the development of healthy, happy, well-adjusted, appropriately educated, and contributing gifted members of society.



The James T. Webb Scholarship extends the opportunity for identified gifted and talented students from minority populations and their parents to participate in the SENG Annual Conference. Students attend the program for children or teens. Parents attend concurrent adult sessions.
The SENG Honor Roll provides a special opportunity to give recognition to educators of all levels who demonstrate commitment to helping a gifted child or young adult. These special people are pivotal in the lives of gifted individuals.


National Parenting Gifted Children Week is a national opportunity to raise parent awareness of the special learning and social emotional needs of  their gifted and talented children. It takes place during the third week in July each year.



Continuing Education Home Study Courses allow you to earn credit from your home, working at your own pace to prepare to better serve the gifted community. The SENG Home Study Courses are developed from leading resource books on aspects of giftedness.



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SENG Misdiagnosis Initiative was launched to help educate parents and health care professionals of the risks of misdiagnosis and how to avoid them. The SENG Research Committee has developed two helpful educational items, a bookmark and a brochure, both available in bulk from SENG at no cost, and the brochure may be downloaded in a printer-friendly PDF.

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