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What is Giftedness?

The Definition & Meaning of Being Gifted Children who are gifted are defined as those who demonstrate an advanced ability or potential in one or more specific areas when compared…

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What Your Therapist Needs to Know About Giftedness

Dr. Gail Post, a Clinical Psychologist with over 35 years of experience, discusses the cognitive, social and emotional impact of giftedness and what psychologists must consider in their work with gifted individuals. Author: Gail…

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Barriers in Gifted Education: Working Together to Support Gifted Learners and Families

The mission of the Davidson Institute is to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference.  Supporting profoundly gifted…

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Gifted Education in the U.S. – State Policy & Legislation

Gifted students in states across the country often encounter a wide range of services varying from state to state and even district to district. Gifted education is often left up to local control, and…

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Tips for Students: Inspiring Young Scientists through Independent Research

The following article shares highlights and insights from one of our Expert Series events, which are exclusive for Young Scholars and their parents. If you’re interested in science/technology, and the ability to explore for yourself,…

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2022 Davidson Fellows – Leveraging Science & Engineering Innovation to Better the Environment

The Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young people, 18 and under, who have completed a significant piece of work. Application categories are Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Literature, Music, Philosophy and Outside the…

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Emotional Intensity in Gifted Children

This article explores and explains emotional intensity in gifted individuals. Author Lesley Sword provides strategies for parents to help their emotionally intense gifted children to accept themselves as they are. Author: Sword, L. Publisher:…

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Gifted Asynchronous Development and Sensory Integration

Asynchronous development and sensory integration intervention in the gifted and talented population This article by Anne Cronin offers an explanation of sensory integration, SI dysfunctions, and how it might affect gifted and talented individuals.…

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The Identification of Students Who Are Gifted

In education, identifying gifted children is a crucial yet challenging process. It can be difficult to know if a child is gifted or if they are twice-exceptional (i.e., giftedness working alongside learning disabilities). Despite the controversies and political…

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