Talented Children and Adults

Their Development and Education

Author: Jane Piirto

Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.

ISBN: 1593632126

Category: Education

Page: 731

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This third edition of the widely popular Talented Children and Adults: Their Development and Education has been revised to include the most up-to-date information on talent development. Written by a nationally recognized author in the field of gifted education, this textbook explores the factors that encourage talent development from birth through adulthood, with specific chapters focusing on children from birth to age 2, elementary and middle school students, high school and college students, and adults. Talented Children and Adults includes information for identifying talented students, developing programs for these students, identifying creativity, and creating appropriate curricula. The book also addresses counseling and guidance for talented students, as well as underserved populations. Each chapter begins with a vignette, and case studies from students and educators in the field are included at the end of each chapter. This book is a must-read for anyone who works with talented children and adults.
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On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children

Issues and Factors in Their Psychological Development

Author: Tracy L. Cross

Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.

ISBN: 1593630026

Category: Education

Page: 183

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Tackles important and timely issues dealing with the social and emotional needs of today's gifted children.
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Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults

ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger's, Depression, and Other Disorders

Author: James T. Webb

Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.

ISBN: 0910707642

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 265

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Our brightest, most creative children and adults are often being misdiagnosed with behavioral and emotional disorders such as ADHD, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, Bipolar, OCD, or Asperger?s. Many receive unneeded medication and inappropriate counseling as a result. Physicians, psychologists, and counselors are unaware of characteristics of gifted children and adults that mimic pathological diagnoses. Six nationally prominent health care professionals describe ways parents and professionals can distinguish between gifted behaviors and pathological behaviors. ?These authors have brought to light a widespread and serious problem?the wasting of lives from the misdiagnosis of gifted children and adults and the inappropriate treatment that often follows.? Jack G. Wiggins, Ph. D., Former President, American Psychological Association
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Exceptionally Gifted Children

Author: Miraca U. M. Gross

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415314916

Category: Education

Page: 307

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Exceptionally Gifted Children is unique. The first edition of this book, published in 1993, introduced 15 remarkable children, some of the most gifted young people ever studied, and traced their path through school, exploring their academic achievements (and in some cases enforced underachievement), their emotional development, their social relationships and their family relationships and upbringing. This new edition reviews these early years but also follows the young people over the subsequent ten years into adulthood. No previous study has traced so closely and so sensitively the intellectual, social and emotional development of highly gifted young people. This 20 year study reveals the ongoing negative academic and social effects of prolonged underachievement and social isolation imposed on gifted children by inappropriate curriculum and class placement and shows clearly the long lasting benefits of thoughtfully planned individual educational programs. The young adults of this study speak out and show how what happened in school has influenced and still influences many aspects of their lives. Miraca Gross provides a clear, practical blueprint for teachers and parents who recognise the special learning needs of gifted children and seek to respond effectively.
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Identifying Gifted Students

A Practical Guide

Author: Susan K. Johnsen

Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.

ISBN: 1593630034

Category: Education

Page: 163

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Identifying Gifted Students: A Practical Guideoffers up-to-date information for building an effective, defensible identification process. It acts as a hands-on, research-based guide for identifying gifted and talented children. Designed for practicing professionals such as teachers, counselors, psychologists, and administrators who must make decisions daily about identifying and serving gifted and talented students, this book acts as a handbook for establishing procedures that are effective in identifying gifted and talented students from diverse backgrounds. Topics include: definitions, models, and characteristics of gifted students; qualitative and quantitative approaches to assessment; culturally fair and nonbiased assessment; a complete summary of all major assessment instruments, including scoring information, reliability, norming information, and validity; making decisions about placement; and evaluating the effectiveness of identification procedures. This book should be very helpful to practitioners in establishing procedures that are effective in identifying gifted and talented students.
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The Psychology of Gifted Children

Perspectives on Development and Education

Author: Joan Freeman

Publisher: Chichester [West Sussex] ; New York : Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 414

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This book provides an overview of current international understanding of the psychology of gifted children. The psychological and social development of very able children is considered within the wider context of more general processes of child development.
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Goodness Personified

The Emergence of Gifted Children

Author: Leslie Margolin

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9780202366340

Category: Education

Page: 181

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In Goodness Personified, Leslie Margolin challenges the most common assumptions underlying gifted education. His analysis of the gifted child movement shows how scholars formed the concept of giftedness in their writings, how they provided detailed documentation of the characteristics such children were thought to embody, and how they managed to spread that vision to a community of believers. In doing so, he demonstrates that social "assets" as well as social "problems" can be viewed as social constructions, the products of competing claims
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Re-forming Gifted Education

Matching the Program to the Child

Author: Karen B. Rogers

Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.

ISBN: 0910707464

Category: Education

Page: 504

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Offers parents and teachers advice on how to improve classroom curriculum and experiences for gifted children, discussing how schools can match programs to a student's specific needs, traits, and abilities.
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