Articles for Families

Warshaw: The Challenge Of The Highly Gifted Special Needs Child

by Meredith Warshaw Parents of highly gifted children are often concerned that everything comes too easily to their children. These children learn that they can do everything academic without trying. Parents worry that the children will fall apart the first time they...

Diagnosis Questions

by Betty Maxwell How much is too much? That's the basic question many parents of highly gifted children ask, especially with regard to their children's behavior. Even given the general understanding that overexcitabilities [intensities that may express themselves...

Does Your Gifted Child Need Professional Help?

by Steven Curtis Dr. Curtis is a Licensed Child Clinical Psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist, as well as a member of the SENG Professional Advisory Committee. He is the author of the book, Understanding Your Child’s Puzzling Behavior: A Guide for...

If They Only Came With Manuals!

If Only They Came with Manuals! by Linda Neumann First published in the SENG Update, December 2006        At one time or another I think all parents have probably wished that their child had come with a manual - a document that would spell out everything they needed...

Healthy Transitions to the New Year

by Vidisha Patel Happy New Year! Traditionally, many mark the start of a new year with resolutions for things we want to do better, how we want to be better and act better. But in reality, we frequently start off the New Year exhausted. The shift in schedules from the...

You Don’t Have to Go It Alone

You Don't Have to Go It Alone Author: Linda C. Neumann Citation:  First Published in the SENGVine, April 2011 If you’re raising a highly able athlete or musician, it’s assumed that you’ll rely on people with special expertise to help your child develop his or her...

Misdiagnosis

by Ruth Carlstrom The many faces of the gifted, to borrow the theme of the 2003 SENG Conference, can cause what has been labeled a modern tragedy. Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults is a book, hot off the press, which addresses this. The...

Long-Range Academic Planning

by Mamon Gibson When beginning to develop a long-range academic plan for the education of your gifted child, find out if your school offers any of the following options as you look at available elementary gifted programs. Program Format Homogeneous or ability grouping...

Young Gifted Children

by Beverly Shaklee This is my first column for SENG and by way of introduction to who is writing I thought I would tell you a bit about me. I am in my twenty-seventh year of teaching, having started as a first grade teacher, and later becoming a third/fourth grade...

Asynchronous Development

Asynchronous Development by Jean Goerss “I don’t want to be gifted, Mom! I hate school!” cried my son after a particularly hard day. What makes a child want to deny who he is? “He has to learn to deal with all kinds of people and situations eventually. You are being...

Parent-Teacher Conferences

by Arlene DeVries Fall is in the air. The students are established at school and the memo comes home regarding parent-teacher conferences. Of course we will attend to support our children in their education. What a disappointment when, during our brief conference, the...

ADHD

ADHD The text of this article was taken from an email interview with Dr. Pfeiffer for Bayousphere, a publication from the University of Houston - Clear Lake. If a parent suspects his or her child might have ADHD, what tips do you have to help parents navigate the...

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