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Academic underachievement among the gifted: Students’ perceptions of factors that reverse the pattern

This article by Linda Emerick studies young gifted people who have pulled themselves through periods of underachievement. It details the main areas that these students felt were crucial in being able to reverse the…

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Giftedness: The view from within

This article by Martha Morelock covers giftedness and its relationship to asynchronous development. The reader is also given a developmental picture of highly gifted students that extends beyond achievement. The author focuses on giftedness…

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Selection of Candidates for Early Admission to Kindergarten and First Grade

This article by Nancy Robinson and Linda Weimer explains that children learn best when challenged appropriately at a level they are ready for. It suggests strategies for parents to use when advocating for early…

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Career Planning for Gifted and Talented Youth

This article by Barbara Kerr offers guidelines in planning career paths for gifted and talented youth. Possible intervention strategies are presented for elementary, junior high, senior high, and college/young adult ages. The article is…

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Helping Gifted Students With Stress Management

This article offers an overview of what stress is; how a gifted student experiences stress (causes and results); and offers suggestions on managing stress. It also contains a checklist to assist a teacher or…

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Guiding the Gifted Reader

This article by Judith Wynn Halsted discusses the role of reading in the educational development of gifted students. The author states that it is important to “consider their intellectual and emotional development in light…

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Can you hear the flowers sing? Issues for gifted adults

This article by Deirdre Lovecky explains that there has been comparatively little focus in the literature on the attributes and social and emotional needs of gifted adults. Using observational data, the author attempts to…

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The effects of acceleration on the social and emotional development of gifted students

This article is a book chapter by Lynn Pollins. It discusses studies on acceleration as it relates to the student’s social and emotional development. There has never been a study that showed a negative…

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