01 Sep Understanding the Gifted Portion of the iGeneration (Generation Z): Trends, Theories, and Treatment
Understanding the Gifted Portion of the iGeneration (Generation Z): Trends, Theories, and Treatment
Workshop62Paul Beljan, Beljan Psychological Services, United States
Oceania FoyerThu 10:45 - 12:15
This session will provide insight into the iGeneration as it pertains to the commonalities of the gifted population. Generation Z is the predominant generation of our elementary and high school students. Their behavioral norms vary from those of the Millennial generation. Learn about trends, problems, mental health issues, addictions, communication norms, and meeting the needs of students of each generation. Special attention will be paid to specific gifted norms (asynchronous development, etc.) as they pertain to perspectives of the iGeneration as well as the science of technology addiction. Learn what you can do as teachers, practitioners, and parents to positively impact the lives of these children and to help them navigate a world that requires skills beyond those we needed as school age children.