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Nurturing for Wisdom and Compassion: Influencing those who influence

This article by Rebecca Geiger is a qualitative study of six prominent historical figures and the mentors that played vital roles in their lives. It has been suggested that we need to learn to…

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Selecting the Right Counselor or Therapist for your Gifted Child

James Webb offers suggestions to parents on how to obtain support for their family and their gifted child. Tips for when to look for and how to find a psychologist that is a right…

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Food for thought: Is early college entrance an appropriate alternative for you?

For students whose development is markedly more rapid than that of their age-mates, eventually there comes a time when they are academically ready for college-level work at an atypically young age. Yet, early college…

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Profoundly Gifted Guilt

This article Jim Delisle addresses common fears among parents of profoundly gifted children. He relates the comments he has heard from parents of profoundly gifted children, such as “I’m not smart enough to help…

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Gifted children with Asperger’s Syndrome

This article by Maureen Niehart suggests approaches for the teacher who works with young people with Asperger’s Syndrome. AS is a disorder in the autism spectrum that is observed in some gifted children. Gifted…

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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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The On-going Dilemma of Effective Identification Practices in Gifted Education

This article by Joyce VanTassel-Baska covers the problems schools face in trying to identify gifted students. Some of the issues are discussed and best practices, according to research, are explained. The author advocates above-level…

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Thinking Through Early Entrance to College

This article by Paula Olszewski-Kubilius provides many of the questions that must be considered by a student and his/her parents before deciding on early college. The author provides information about the experiences early entrants…

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