The 23rd Global Virtual Meeting - August 25th 2012

Titel:"Understanding Gifted Children through Integrated Solution Oriented Counseling"

Roya Klingner is the Head and Founder of Bavarian Center for Gifted and Talented Children (2008) and Iranian Center for Gifted and Talented Children (2010). She is the German Delegate in World Council for Gifted and Talented Children (WCGTC), member of European Council for High Ability (ECHA) and member of International Research Association for Talent Development and Excellence (IRATDE),Liaison of SENG, Lecturer at the university Erlangen. Roya Klingner has an unique and diverse background, having worked in all year levels and many specialist areas during a career in both Government and Independent schools in different countries and cultures over the past years. Her philosophy as an educator is a reflection of current best-practice teaching and learning. She has experience in the development and application of Professional Learning programs, assisting and supporting staff to implement new and innovative programs into their classrooms. Roya Klingner is a Solution Oriented Therapist for Gifted Children. She holds an ECHA certification, Specialist in Gifted Education from the University of Nijmegan in Netherland. The first president of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children, Dr. Iraj Broomand, started a program for gifted and talented children in Iran 33 years ago. At that time, Roya Klingner was a little girl, who was different from other children of the same age. Her kindergarten teacher noticed her giftedness and advised her parents to send her to that school. After the iranian revolution she was forced to visit a "normal" school, where she was bored and unhappy. These experiences motivated her to find ways to spare other gifted children from making the same sad experiences.Her main interests in the field of talent development and excellence are underachievement, teacher trainings, learning and motivational training programs, development of creativity and solution oriented counseling for Gifted and Talented children. Her goal now is to support and help Gifted and Talented Children around the world.