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Book Review: High IQ Kids

Book Review: High IQ Kids Lorel Shea is the gifted education editor for BellaOnline(sm), which provides an encouraging, supportive publishing community for women. Currently, Lorel is a stay-at-home mom and homeschool facilitator in rural New England. She and her...

Finding the Glory – On and Off the Playing Field

Linda C. Neumann On the school athletic field, it seems that everyone expects and reveres top-level performance. A common expectation is that schools will offer special programs and opportunities to help athletes develop and hone their abilities in competition....

An Interview with Roland S. Persson: The Talent of Being Inconvenient

An Interview with Roland S. Persson: The Talent of Being Inconvenient SENG’s Editor in Chief Dr. Michael F. Shaughnessy interviews Roland S. Persson, Ph.D. Dr. Persson is a Professor of Educational Psychology, editorial board member of Education Today (UK) and Gifted...

Teasing and Gifted Children

Teasing and Gifted Children by Patricia A. Schuler First published in the SENG Newsletter, 2002 "Shut up!" "Stop humiliating me!" "Stop it before I destroy you!" I had been observing a second grade classroom when I was jolted by these screams. Remembering these...

Gifted Kids at Risk: Who's Listening?

Gifted Kids at Risk: Who's Listening? By Patricia A. Schuler Driving home from last week's Hollingworth Conference on the Highly Gifted, I heard a radio interview with Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul. He spoke of the loss of empathy in our lives. His words...

A Synthesis of Research on Psychological Types of Gifted Adolescents

by Ugur Sak In this study, the author synthesizes results of studies about personality types of gifted adolescents. Fourteen studies were coded with 19 independent samples. The total number of identified participants in original studies was 5,723. The most common...

The Emotional Needs of the Gifted Child

by Annemarie Roeper The emotions are the heart and soul of giftedness. The heart and soul of the human being is my passion. I have been preoccupied with it throughout my life. When we look into the eyes of children and adults we see their souls. We receive their...

Talent Development: Accommodating the Social and Emotional Needs of Secondary Gifted/Learning Disabled Students

The population of students in secondary schools who are concomitantly gifted and learning disabled is especially at risk for poor academic performance. Often, their sense of self has been damaged by schools’ overemphasis on their disabilities at the expense of efforts aimed at enhancing their strengths. Using student cases and a review of literature as a foundation, this exploration advocates the development of individual student talent as a philosophical theme for schools to accommodate the social and emotional needs among gifted/learning disabled youth. Descriptions of several educational innovations and reform components, likely to enhance talent development, are included as additional means for examining the critical relationship between self esteem and academic success.

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