Articles for Professionals

Who Can Talk About Giftedness?

by Elizabeth Shaunessy As parents, teachers, and volunteers in gifted education, we may be acutely aware of how our culture reacts to the term and phenomenon of giftedness, and we likely have seen a variety of responses to individuals who are gifted and discussions of...

Choosing the Right Program for Gifted Children

by Tiombe Bisa Kendrick-Dunn I can truly say, as a school psychologist, I have rarely witnessed a negative reaction from parents when they are informed their child meets eligibility for Gifted programming. However, I have always been puzzled by the fact that many...

Can We Capture and Measure the Creativity Beast?

by Rose Blackett According to many researchers, creativity has an elusive relationship to giftedness. Consider the part creativity plays on the stage of life, and look behind its mask. What is creativity? If we can identify the creativity beast, can we capture and...

Building Resilience

by Rosina M. Gallagher When things go awry, and you land face down… “Get yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.” Sound advice. Psychologists call this process, resilience, “the capacity to rise above difficult circumstances and keep moving forward...

Dear Teachers of the Gifted

by Lori Comallie-Caplan Each month a different member of the SENG team describes a personal passion in the realm of social and emotional needs of the gifted. In the last SENG Update, Director Jane Hesslein shared an article for parents, “What Your Kids Want You to...

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