Brown Bag Luncheon to Focus on Parents Dec. 10

Dec. 2, 1996

Helping parents learn how to become their child's best advocate is a primary goal for Baylor University's Center for Learning Abilities and Talent Development, which will host the first in a series of brown bag luncheons for parents from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10, in the Houston Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center.

The Center for Learning Abilities and Talent Development, a division of the School of Education at Baylor, sponsors this event for parents who want the opportunity to learn how to become more active in their child's educational development.

The lectures will offer a variety of topics and information including resources for exceptionally gifted children and information on legal rights and new state laws. Parents also can explore how parent support groups can get started and how they can understand their child's test scores.

Small group discussions will form during the luncheon, and parents may select their group according to their topic of interest.

Speakers for group discussions include Mary Bumpus, from Advocacy Inc., in Austin, will speak on "Advocacy - What Can I Legally Do?"; Charles Olson will lead discussion on "How Can I Help Organize a Parent Group for Public School Support?"; Dr. Tom Proctor from Baylor, will touch on "What are Resources for Parents of Exceptional Children?"; Ann Wink, the Gifted and Talented Coordinator of the Killeen Independent School District, will talk about "What are the Rights and Responsibilities of G/T Parents?"; and Dr. Susan Johnsen from Baylor will explore the topic "What Do Tests Really Tell You?"

Interested parents can contact Dr. Randy Ford, director of the Center for Learning Abilities and Talent Development, at 755-3112.

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