Dr. Patty’s thoughtful and caring interactive style, coupled with her intimate understanding of the holistic inner workings of gifted children and adolescents, makes her an outstanding speaker with gifted students of diverse ethnicity, race and socio-economic class. Her empathic, perceptive and enthusiastic personality facilitates children’s comfort as they explore their giftedness from the inside out. Dr. Patty helps students reflect on their individuality and daily life experiences to understand and embrace how they are similar and different from chronological peers. Together they dialogue about their intensities, sensitivities, and academic, emotional and social challenges and difficulties.
Presentations address the concerns and needs of varying maturity levels of participants. Students cry, laugh, clap and shriek as they listen to her tell “their” personal story with humor, insight and wisdom.
Dr. Patty offers this service both in-person and through online connection with gifted youth across the nation. Teleconferencing allows her to interact spontaneously, guiding students to a more hopeful perspective, empowering new choices, and delivering reassurance and encouragement.