Author(s): Stephen I. Pfeiffer, PhD
Designed for practitioners who work with the gifted, this volume is intended to serve as a practical and easy-to-use resource for working with gifted students, their teachers, and their parents and families. It provides timely, practical, evidence-based techniques and guidelines to help these practitioners better help an under-served group. The book is written in a user-friendly style that makes this a quick, simple, and easy reference. Topics covered include identification and assessment of gifted students; important information for understanding the needs of the gifted; counseling and psychotherapy strategies; career counseling for gifted and talented students; methods for working with the families of the gifted; and legally-correct and ethically-smart counseling techniques. An accompanying CD will contain valuable resources such as PowerPoint presentations and reproducible handouts and forms. (About the book…)
Upon completing this home study course, you will be able to:
- Identify three prevailing myths in the gifted field.
- Understand the similarities and differences among the major models of conceptualizing giftedness.
- Explain the author’s Tripartite Model of Giftedness and how it applies to gifted.
- Define and conceptualize creativity.
- State a “best practices” approach to the identification and assessment of gifted students in the schools.
- Articulate the components of a well-designed educational program for gifted learners.
- Define the twice exceptional student and explain “best practices” assessment and intervention for high ability students with co-occurring disabilities.
- Understand key factors that play a role in the family of the gifted student.
- Define a “best practices” approach to counseling gifted students.
Course fee does not include the book, which is available from Routledge.
Accredited by: American Psychological Association
Exam details: 40 true/false questions