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Meeting the needs of gifted underachievers – individually!

This article by Joan Smutney, lists the common characteristics of gifted underachievers, addresses some of the “most promising” solutions to underachievement as helpful tips for parents, and emphasizes the importance of advocacy. Author: Smutney,…

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Tips for Parents: What You Can do to Reverse Underachievement in The Classroom

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Del Siegle and D. Betsy McCoach. It includes a summary of tips and strategies on helping underachieving students to become achievement-oriented individuals. The…

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Extreme Precocity: Prodigies, Savants, and Children of Extraordinarily High IQ

In this article, types of extremely precocious children are described, compared, and contrasted, and a taxonomy of extreme precocity is presented. Author: Feldman, D.H. & Morelock, M.J. Publication: Handbook of Gifted Education, Chapter 35,…

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The underachievement of gifted students: What do we know and where do we go?

This article by Sally Reis and D. Betsy McCoach reviews years of studies on underachievement among the gifted. It explores some of the problems of identifying these students. The authors also include suggestions for…

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Teaching Mathematics to Gifted Students in a Mixed-Ability Classroom

This blog post offers advice on instructional and curricular modifications for a gifted child. It also explains the responsibility of schools and teachers in developing giftedness in mathematics. Author: Johnson, D. Publisher: ERIC Clearinghouse…

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Highly gifted children and peer relationships

This article by Deirdre Lovecky reviews the research on highly gifted children and peer relationships. The author highlights possible issues with peers for highly gifted children. She also discusses strategies for developing successful peer…

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