Articles on Intellectual Needs

Finding a School that Fits

by Barbara Probst Like most parents of 2e kids, you’ve probably spent a lot of time and energy making sure your child gets all the "extras" he or she needs at school – whether it’s modification, enrichment, or alternative instruction. At some point, though, you may...

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....

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...

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.

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...

Maintaining Motivation: It's a Marathon!

Maintaining Motivation: It’s a Marathon! Author: Stephen R. Balzac  Citation: Reprinted from the SENG Update, May 2009 School. It can be fun and exciting. It can also feel as though it stretches out into infinity. Whether public, private, or homeschool, elementary,...

What Should I Do If My Child Isn’t Sufficiently Challenged at School?

by Joanne Foster This question, extracted directly from the SENG service bulletin (an informational brochure published jointly with NAGC) is one that many parents ask—and rightly so. The answers provided in the brochure make good sense because they are doable. They...

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...

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