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Should Gifted Students Be Grade-Advanced

By Sharon J. Lynch, Ph.D. Intellectually gifted and academically talented students are able to learn material rapidly and understand concepts deeply. Keeping them challenged and learning to their capacity can require changes in their regular school programs. Education...

9 Important Topics about the Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted

Interview with Carol McGaughey, Ed.D. by Michael F. Shaughnessy Q1: Carol, first of all, what do you see as the main social and emotional needs of the gifted? Early in my career as a teacher of gifted elementary students, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity...

Supporting Spiritual Giftedness

by Deborah Fraser Spiritual giftedness is not as easy to identify as gifts in the sciences or humanities and apart from the Nobel peace prize, there is little in the way of awards or accolades for those whose gifts lie in the spiritual realm. The spiritual dimension...

Is It A Cheetah?

by Stephanie S. Tolan A Speech Given at the Hollingworth Conference for the Highly Gifted, 1992 It's a tough time to raise, teach or be a highly gifted child. As the term "gifted" and the unusual intellectual capacity to which that term refers become more and more...

An Interview with Janet Davidson: Reflections on Gender and Giftedness

  SENG's Editor in Chief, Dr. Michael Shaughnessy, interviews Janet E. Davidson on gender, expertise, creativity, intelligence theories, and other aspects of giftedness. An Interview with Janet Davidson: Reflections on Gender and Giftedness Question: Dr. Davidson, you...

Exceptionally Gifted Children: Different Minds

There are few descriptions in the literature of the cognitive processes of exceptionally gifted children. This study, based on testing profiles, anecdotes collected from parents, and observations made during family and group therapy sessions with moderately and exceptionally gifted children delineates some of the characteristic modes of thinking that differentiate exceptionally gifted children from their more moderately gifted peers.

Do We Know if Gifted Children are Being Served Appropriately?

by James R. Delisle Before I begin to answer this question, let me put it into a context that is current: The movie Titanic had become the most profitable movie of all time. Yet, oddly, Titanic is a story of a mistake. The makers of the movie pulled it back from a...

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