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Profiles of the gifted and talented

This article by George Betts and Maureen Neihart offers a succinct chart that profiles 6 different “types” of gifted individuals: Successful Challenging Underground Dropouts Double-labeled Autonomous It includes their feelings, attitudes, behaviors, needs, adults…

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Mathematically Gifted Students: How Can We Meet Their Needs?

This article discusses the identification of the characteristics of the gifted math student, how school districts comply with the child’s needs, and how teachers can learn the importance of differentiation of instruction. Author: Rotigel, J.…

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Dabrowski’s Theory and Existential Depression in Gifted Children and Adults

When people undergo a great trauma or other unsettling event—they have lost a job or a loved one dies, for example—their understanding of themselves or of their place in the world often disintegrates, and…

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Dysgraphia Q & A

This article contains answers to commonly asked questions about dysgraphia. Publisher: 2e Newsletter Year: May/June 2011 This article was reprinted with permission from the May, 2011, issue of 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter. Q. What is dysgraphia? A. Dysgraphia is…

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The Goldilocks Question: How to Support your 2e Child and Get it “Just Right”

This article examines three situations common to twice-exceptional children and their parents. From them, guidelines to help parents determine just how much support to give their struggling twice-exceptional children are provided. Author: Neumann, L.…

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Gifted children: Emotionally immature or emotionally intense?

This article by Lesley Sword examines the emotional intensity of gifted children in terms of the overexcitabilities that are a component of Dabrowski’s theory of emotional development. Descriptions of emotional intensity are given together…

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Stealth dyslexia

This article, written by Brock and Fernette Eide, discusses the concept of hidden dyslexia, which can be a common problem among intellectually gifted children. Author: Eide, B. & Eide, F. Publisher: 2e Newsletter Year: October 2005 When…

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How to explain IQ testing to your gifted child

This article explains how parents can explain the results of IQ testing as part of a gifted identification evaluation through the school. Author: Post, G. Publisher: Gifted Challenges Year: 2015 A few reminders about…

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