Articles on the Well-Being of the Gifted

Fostering The Social And Emotional Development Of Gifted Children Through Guided Viewing Of Film

Teachers of gifted elementary school students seek strategies appropriate for fostering healthy social and emotional development in children. The authors propose guided viewing of film as a strategy through which teachers and counselors may assist young gifted students in gaining helpful insights to deal with problems they face. This article presents a theoretical foundation for this approach, a variety of strategies for implementation, and a collection of films appropriate for use with gifted students.

Adolescence and Gifted: Addressing Existential Dread

Adolescence and Gifted: Addressing Existential Dread by J'Anne Ellsworth Adolescents often describe experiencing Existential Dread. Gifted youth may be especially susceptible. If teachers, parents and students work together, the following solutions are suggested for...

Does Your Gifted Child Need Professional Help?

by Steven Curtis Dr. Curtis is a Licensed Child Clinical Psychologist and Nationally Certified School Psychologist, as well as a member of the SENG Professional Advisory Committee. He is the author of the book, Understanding Your Child’s Puzzling Behavior: A Guide for...

Counseling, Multiple Exceptionality, and Psychological Issues

Counseling, Multiple Exceptionality, and Psychological Issues By Edward R. Amend As a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in giftedness, I read my colleague Jim Webb's paper with much interest. I, too, am concerned about the too frequent mis-diagnosis and...

You Don’t Have to Go It Alone

You Don't Have to Go It Alone Author: Linda C. Neumann Citation:  First Published in the SENGVine, April 2011 If you’re raising a highly able athlete or musician, it’s assumed that you’ll rely on people with special expertise to help your child develop his or her...

Biblio and Film Therapy

by Edward R. Amend "My child just doesn’t seem motivated! What can I do to help him see that he is wasting opportunities?" As a psychologist, I hear this presenting concern quite frequently from parents of gifted children. It always reminds me of something I was told...


by Ruth Carlstrom The many faces of the gifted, to borrow the theme of the 2003 SENG Conference, can cause what has been labeled a modern tragedy. Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults is a book, hot off the press, which addresses this. The...

Young Gifted Children

by Beverly Shaklee This is my first column for SENG and by way of introduction to who is writing I thought I would tell you a bit about me. I am in my twenty-seventh year of teaching, having started as a first grade teacher, and later becoming a third/fourth grade...

Mental Health Care

by Nadia Webb Yesterday the parents of a profoundly gifted boy told me that I had spent more time talking with them than with the prior three specialists they had seen combined. We had just crossed the 90-minute mark when they said this. By the end of the two-day...

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