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MindQuest Fall 2018

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Stepping Up to Challenges (Part 1)

Thursdays – Oct 4, 11, 25, Nov 8, 15
*Grades 1-2: 5:00 – 6:15 PM
*Grades 3-5: 6:30 – 7:45 PM
These popular groups have a uniquely dynamic games-based format designed to engage intense and sensitive gifted students to develop executive functioning skills. Executive functioning skills practiced in  Part 1 groups: Research-based strategies to improve emotional/ behavioral regulation (self-calming), paying attention, flexibility.  Registration Form

Game On!

Prerequisite – Part 1
Saturdays – Sep 29, Oct 6, 13, 27, Nov 3, 10
*Grades 3-5: 9:30 – 10:45
Parent Meetings
 – Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:00 on Oct 10, Oct 24, Nov 7
MindQuest: Game On! is the most intensive group offered by MindQuest. Each participant and their parents/caregivers will set individualized goals and receive support to accomplish those goals. Activities will build on executive functioning skills practiced in Part 1 group sessions, and Part 2 groups sessions will add reducing impulsivity, increasing task initiation and improving organization.  Registration Form

DeCypher

Prerequisite – Part 1
Saturdays – Sep 29, Oct 6, 13, 27, Nov 3, 10
Grades 3-5: 12:45 – 2:00
Working in groups is a crucial skill for school success as children get older, but it may be difficult. The participants will work together to design and make a board game. At each step of the process, the participants are given instructions on how to communicate more effectively, problem-solve and negotiate their ideas with others.  Registration Form

Transitions

Middle School
Saturdays – Sep 29, Oct 6, 13, 27, Nov 3, 10
Grades 6 – 8: 11:00 – 12:15
Parent Meetings
 – Wednesdays 7:00 – 8:00 on Oct 10, Oct 24, Nov 7
MindQuest Transitions groups support students and their parents/caregivers as they begin the new school year to develop an action plan to manage schoolwork challenges, improve communication skills and increase self-directedness. Students will create a support network, develop self-advocacy skills, learn problem-solving strategies, and increase motivation.  Registration Form

NEW! Parenting Seminar Series

Parenting for Success: Promoting Social, Emotional and Executive
Functioning Skills with High Potential Children (Parents with any age child/teen)
Saturdays – Oct 13, 27, Nov 10;
Meeting Time: 2:30 – 4:00
Parenting high potential children or teens can require a unique approach to help them develop certain social, emotional and executive functioning skills. Parents/cargivers will learn strategies to support self-regulation (self-calming), flexibility, task initiation and concentration. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in discussions. You do not need to have a child in Fall 2018 MindQuest groups to join, but if you do, you will receive a discount. Registration Form