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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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Strategies for Supporting Twice-Exceptional Students

Academic support is helpful for twice-exceptional (or 2e) students, but it isn’t enough on its own. Because there are often struggles in identifying 2e students, it’s important for families, educators, and even 2e students…

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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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Tips for Students: Coping with Existential Anxiety with Leon Garber

The following article expands on highlights and insights from one of our Expert Series events, which are exclusive for Young Scholars and their parents.  Authored by: Leon Garber Summary Existential anxiety encompasses our fears of death,…

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Gifted Homeschooling and Socializing

This article offers insights into the various ways parents can help their gifted children build social skills and meaningful relationships outside the traditional classroom. Complementing this perspective, Davidson Academy Online presents an excellent option…

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Personality, Gender, and School Behaviors

The following article written by Deborah L. Ruf, Ph.D. highlights the education struggles gifted youth have according to personality type and gender and orchestrates why these factors can lead to underachievement. Extroversion, being male,…

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Gifted Testers and Therapists List

The map below is a tool that can help families find testers and therapists. If you are just starting your gifted or twice-exceptional journey, your first step might be to have your child tested.…

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Tips for Parents: Differentiating Giftedness from Achievement and Mitigating the Risks of Each

The following article shares highlights and insights from one of our Expert Series events, which are exclusive for Young Scholars and their parents. Authored by: Dr. Chris Wells and Nicole Mattingly Is giftedness who you are…

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Tips for Parents: Understanding Social Anxiety

The following article shares highlights and insights from one of our Expert Series events, which are exclusive for Young Scholars and their parents. Anxiety is a common concern for parents of children and teens. Social anxiety…

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