Learning About Gifted Kids
To fully understand gifted kids, it's important to learn about what it means to be gifted, to know just what giftedness is.
Understanding the concepts can help you better understand your child and your child's needs.
Books About Gifted Kids
Parents of gifted children are always looking for information about gifted children. These books can help you understand your gifted child. They describe gifted children and some of the problems they have.
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Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted: 30 Essays on Giftedness, 30 Years of SENG
by: Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) offers a collection of 30 essays from leading experts in the gifted community. The essays provide an overview and resource for anyone who works with or cares for the gifted, from gifted adults and teens to parents of gifted children, educators, counselors or medical professionals. Some of the topics include:
Table of Contents
PART I: THE SENG DIFFERENCE
Coming Full-Circle, by Jane Hesslein
SENG's 25th Anniversary Conference: Reflections on SENG's History, by James T. Webb
SMPG: My Gifted Education, by Carol Raymond
What SENG Means to Me: Perspectives from SENG's First Executive Director, by Amy Price
PART II: UNDERSTANDING GIFTEDNESS
Overexcitability and the Gifted, by Sharon Lind
Asynchronous Development, by Jean Goerss
Young Gifted Children, by Beverly Shaklee
Teasing and Gifted Children, by Patricia Schuler
Sylvia Rimm on Perfectionism in the Gifted, by Michael Shaughnessy
Can We Capture and Measure the Creativity Beast?, by Rose Blackett
PART III: NOT JUST FOR PARENTS
GT Kids and Behavior: Seven Strategies to Help Kids (and Parents) Cope, by Christine Fonseca
Using Books to Meet the Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Students, by Judith Wynn Halsted
Encouraging Emotional Intelligence, by Stephen Pfeiffer
Parenting Twice-exceptional Children, by Dina Brulles
September Back-To-School Suggestions, by Wenda Sheard
Gifted Education: What I Wished I Had Known Sooner!, by Carolyn Kottmeyer
Finding the Glory - On and Off the Playing Field, by Linda Neumann
Helping Your Gifted Child Through Divorce, Part 1, by Lori Comallie-Caplan
Helping Your Gifted Child Through Divorce: Part 2, by Lori Comallie-Caplan and Marc Caplan
Where Does a Pediatric Doctor Fit in the Care of Gifted Children?, by Marianne Kuzujanakis
One More Door...a personal challenge, by Sheri Plybon
PART IV: FIRST-PERSON GIFTED
Resilient Hispanic Women, by Rosina M. Gallagher
The Hardships of Being Gifted in Culturally Diverse Populations, by Tiombe Kendrick
The Best of Both Worlds: On Being Indian, by Vidisha Patel
Rising to Juilliard: A Profile of a Gifted Young Actor
Under the Spell of Words, by Angela Arenivar
Through His Eyes and Through His Mother's Eyes, by Joseph and Holly Hughes
Why We Homeschooled, by Lisa Rivero
Benny and Me: A Father Sees Himself Through His Son, by Michael Postma
Dear SENG: "Gifted Adults" - A Personal Experience, by Helen Prince
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Living With Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Adults
from: Great Potential Pr., Inc.
Gifted children and adults are often misunderstood. Their excitement is viewed as excessive, their high energy as hyperactivity, their persistence as nagging, their imagination as not paying attention, their passion as being disruptive, their strong emotions and sensitivity as immaturity, their creativity and self-directedness as oppositional.
This resource describes these overexcitabilities and strategies for dealing with children and adults who are experiencing them, and provides essential information about Dabrowski s Theory of Positive Disintegration. Learn practical methods for nurturing sensitivity, intensity, perfectionism, and much more.
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Giftedness 101 (Psych 101)
by: Linda Silverman PhD
In my estimation Giftedness 101 ranks high among authoritative texts devoted to this particular population of children. It not only offers thorough experience and knowledge-based insights to those who are already or are contemplating serving the social emotional needs of these children in the future, but also those who profess to educate future teachers, those who would venture out into classrooms charged with the teaching and many others besides. It should be required reading for politicians - especially those who shape educational policy."--Gifted and Talented International
"Linda Silverman is an articulate, insightful, authoritative, and extremely "gifted" international expert in the assessment of giftedness...[She] has created a gem with Giftedness 101. The fields of psychology and education should welcome this vibrant book with open arms."
Alan S. Kaufman, PhD
Yale Child Study Center
School of Medicine
"This is a really terrific book! I'm really impressed at how much information has been packed into it, how accessible it is (without talking down to the audience), and how well the author has parsed the many key issues in the world of giftedness. Parents and mental health professionals with find this book incredibly useful. I look forward to sharing it far and wide. I think it is a book that was badly needed and will really fill a niche."
CEO & Executive Director, Gifted Homeschoolers Forum
This is the most thorough history, explanation, and call to action for gifted advocates you will find."--Laughing at Chaos Blog
What is giftedness? Is it the potential for success or is it the experience of being an "outsider"? This book addresses the unique psychological needs of gifted children, which are often manifested as "feeling different," and examines special issues such as gifted children with learning disabilities, gender considerations, implications of socio-economic status, and more.
Giftedness 101 dispels common myths about giftedness and challenges the view that eminence is the true signifier of giftedness. It offers specific guidelines to psychologists, parents, and teachers; describes comprehensive assessment of the gifted; provides support for the twice exceptional; and focuses on the complex inner world of the gifted. The book defines giftedness as a psychological reality with powerful ramifications throughout the lifespan. Giftedness 101 will be a valuable, eye-opening resource for psychologists, educators, and other professionals who work with the gifted, as well as gifted individuals and their families.
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