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Existential depression in gifted individuals

This article by James Webb discusses existential depression among gifted young people. He examines what it is, how it may manifest in a gifted child, and what a parent can do to help their…

Gifted Parenting and Strategies

Planning without a Plan

What helps you plan without a plan? Saying “YES!” Since March, it seems that many of us have been existing in a negative space. This space has been constructed by the places we can’t go, the…

Gifted Education and Support

Basic educational options for gifted students in schools

Joyce VanTassel-Baska explores the options available to educators for working with gifted children by offering strategies to employ with gifted students to prevent them from being bored in the classroom and to challenge them…

Gifted Resources

Gifted Chatter: Some of our Favorite Gifted Podcast Episodes

Today we are taking a look at some of our favorite podcast episodes related to gifted education. See a selection below: TiLT Parenting Podcast – “Terry Roberts, PhD, Discusses His Book “The New Smart”…

Gifted Education and Support

Searching for Gifted Utopia

What would the perfect school look like to you? Do you picture a public school with resourceful teachers and administrators? Do you picture a private school with rigorous academics? When you look around your…

Gifted Education and Support

Elementary Years for the Gifted: Patterns, Strategies, Encouraging Growth

Outside of the profoundly gifted (PG) world, it seems like everyone assumes that elementary school is the “easy” time. Most students are in school full time, so there may be less juggling of schedules.…

Gifted Programs

Online Math Program Comparison

This chart provides a comparison of the most popular online math programs used by Davidson Young Scholars. These program can be utilized in a variety of ways; enrichment, tutoring, curriculum replacement, independent study, etc. If…

Social and Emotional Resources

Understanding, Diagnosing, and Coping with Slow Processing Speed

In this article, Steven M. Butnik takes a look at a number of options regarding slow processing speed. Author: Butnik, S. Publisher: 2e Newsletter Year: May/June 2013 It’s not unusual for gifted students to have slow processing…

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