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CCC Sets Talk on How Underperforming Gifted Kids Can Reach Potential


Why do some intellectually gifted children fail to deliver on their tremendous potential? How can the adults in an underperforming gifted child’s life help them achieve all that they are capable of achieving?

Jack Marcellus Sr., who chairs the SMART Youth Development Education/Workforce Program, will address these questions when he leads the discussion “The A-Typically Gifted Student” on Camden County College’s Blackwood Campus from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 3.

“Atypically gifted” children are those who show promise and considerable brightness but are far from realizing their full potential. These students often lack foundation abilities and end up falling behind and engaging in behavior that disrupts others.

Marcellus is the founder and chief executive of The Focus Academy, a learning center in Moorestown, N.J., as well as a certified structure of the intellect-individualized practice protocol (SOI-IPP) clinician and trainer. He will discuss the SOI assessment test that indicates how a person processes information; focus on college and career readiness; and touch upon recent research data from Texas, California, Oregon and New Jersey.

“The A-Typically Gifted Student” will take place in Civic Hall, which is Room 105 of CCC’s Connector Building. The Blackwood Campus, which features ample free off-road parking, is located just off Exit 7B of Route 42 at College Drive and Peter Cheeseman Road in Gloucester Township.

This event is being presented by Camden County College’s Division of School and Community Academic Programs. For additional information or to register, call Loni Smith at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4504, or Rick Camacho at (856) 227-7200, ext. 4254.

Published: September 27, 2013