Articles on Intellectual Needs

Mining For Gold: Helping Your Children Discover Their Passion

Mining For Gold: Helping Your Children Discover Their Passion by Jan DeLisle “To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.” - John Dewey Some gifted students seemingly come out of the womb knowing what they want...

Advocating for Your Child In the School Setting

Advocating for Your Child In the School Setting By Molly A. Isaacs-McLeod One of the most rewarding things I do is assisting parents in working with their school to obtain educational accommodation for their gifted children. Parents generally know when their children...

Stress, Learning, and the Gifted Child

Stress, Learning and the Gifted Child By Suki Wessling  Here is a snapshot of my daughter and I working on her math last year: “I don’t want to do this!” She rips up the worksheet and throws the pieces at me. “I hate math! I hate you!” My daughter and I working on...

Finding Passion, Living Passion

Finding Passion, Living Passion by Sheri Plybon How do you define passion?  Is it finding something you love to do, something you love to see, or something you love to touch or hear or taste? Passion is something that ignites the senses of your being, bringing joy,...

The First Duty of Love Is to Listen

The First Duty of Love Is to Listen By Marianne Kuzujanakis, MD, MPH (Editor’s Note: This piece by SENG Director Marianne Kuzujanakis is part of the 2012 National Parenting Gifted Week Blog Tour. Be sure to check out the full schedule of blogs and follow along!)...

A Prescription for the Perfect Summer

A Prescription for the Perfect Summer by Dr. Devon MacEachron In our practice of meeting the needs of gifted and twice-exceptional learners, our “prescription” for the perfect summer is “Take two genuine interests, explore them thoroughly, and call us in September.”...

Writing Tips for the Gifted Student

Writing Tips for the Gifted Student by Will Fitzhugh First published in Education News (educationviews.org). Reprinted with permission.  Perhaps the first caution to note on this subject is that when giving advice to the gifted, it is wise to remember that they are...

Education Technology For Our Children

Education Technology For Our Children Author: Wenda Sheard, J.D., Ph.D. Citation: First published in the SENGVine, February 2012   The SENG Director’s Corner column gives board members opportunities to share passions and insights that relate to supporting gifted,...

September Back-To-School Suggestions

September Back-To-School Suggestions By Wenda Sheard SENG’s vision is a world where gifted, talented, and creative individuals are supported to build gratifying, meaningful lives and contribute to the well-being of others. How can parents best support their gifted,...

Under the Spell of Words

Under the Spell of Words Author: Angela Arenivar, M.A. Citation: First published in the SENGVine, November 2011 Instead of mounting Backstreet Boys posters on my bedroom wall when I was a teenager, I opted to cover my wall with columns of words like “borborygmus” and...

Gifted and Underachieving…The Twice Exceptional Learner

Gifted and Underachieving… The Twice Exceptional Learner by Melissa Sornik, LMSW This article is reprinted with permission of Long Island Parent magazine. Jason, age 19, breezed through school with little effort until his last two years of high school. Disorganized...

Taught in the Crossfire

by Lisa Van Gemert Educators have notoriously difficult jobs, and those duties aren’t made easier when a gifted student requires special attention. Working together, teachers and parents can make a difference. This article will show you how to work with your child,...

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