Evaluating an Intervention for Gifted Students Who Experience Anxiety

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 1,4
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 2: Promoting Social and Emotional Development

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. gain more understanding of the effectiveness of an anxiety intervention for students who are gifted.
  2. gain resources to help implement a Tier 3 RTI intervention.
  3. learn ways in which gifted students experience anxiety.


Gifted students are an underserved population, particularly around mental health services. This is despite research to suggest that students who are identified gifted are as likely as their nongifted peers to develop mental health difficulties that interfere with functioning. However, little research has examined gifted students’ social–emotional needs. This presentation will share the results of a school-based evaluation of the effectiveness of the Coping Cat intervention with gifted students who experience anxiety.



Leanna N. Henry, Madison-Champaign ESC
Elana R. Bernstein, University of Dayton

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