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The Templeton National Report on Acceleration
A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students

Volume 1: Summary of key points
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Carolyn K's  Hoagies' Gifted Education Page           Hoagie's Gifted Adults Page
I am a software engineer by training and trade, with both bachelors and masters degrees in software engineering. I didn't develop an interest in gifted education until after the birth of our first child... actually a few years after, when we really noticed how different she was, and how the 'normal' path through education didn't seem to fit her. It took us several years to really understand, and we're getting to figure it out all over again with our second child...

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) is a resource for parents of gifted children, teachers, mental health professionals, and gifted adults, dedicated to promoting understanding about the affective side of giftedness.
National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is a non-profit organization of parents, teachers, educators, other professionals and community leaders who unite to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those children who may be able to develop their talent potential with appropriate educational experiences.
The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented The mission is to plan and conduct a program of high quality research that is theory-driven, problem-based, practice-relevant, and consumer-oriented. Our mission includes a broad based dissemination function that targets practitioners, parents, and policy makers as well as other researchers. Our mission also includes the formation of a community of scholars that works cooperatively to advance the scientific contributions to our field.
Educational Options               Gifted Adult Study
Educational Options is about meeting the social, emotional, and academic needs of the intellectually gifted. It is about "thinking outside the box" for people who do not fit the norms. It is about families, children, adolescents, and adults who have found this web site because something is not right ... and it is the emotions, not the school or job performance, that tipped you off. Deborah L. Ruf, Ph.D. High Intelligence Specialist

Talent Development Resources             Giftedness
Perspectives on developing multiple talents and exceptional ability - information and inspiration to enhance creative expression

The mission of the Davidson Institute for Talent Development is to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference.
The TAG Project : Families of the Talented & Gifted. "Giftedness" with a positive outlook on life and living.
The Roeper Review : Published by The Roeper School in Michigan, the Roeper Review applies the highest standards of peer review journalism to cover a broad range of issues - for professionals who work with teachers and psychologists, and for professionals who work directly with gifted and talented children and their families.
Genius denied : How to stop wasting our brightest young kids
Top 10 Signs of Giftedness in Adulthood
The vast majority of adults who were labeled 'gifted' in childhood are unaware that their advanced development would continue to have an impact throughout their lives. Contrary to popular belief, giftedness is not characterized by high intelligence alone. Rather, gifted individuals experience early and exceptional psychological, spiritual and intellectual development. As a result, gifted adults exhibit common personality traits and face similar challenges on the road to self-actualization.

World Council for Gifted and Talented Children The purpose of the WCGTC is to focus world attention on gifted and talented children and ensure the realization of their valuable potential to the benefit of humankind.

The challenges of the gifted : To be gifted is very often to be classified as neurotic. To be gifted and not to know it is to perceive oneself as neurotic or worse. Here are some of the ways in which gifted people become confused with neurotic people: Non-achievement / Perfectionism / Alienation / Identity / Existential depression / Self-damaging behaviors / Intensity / The curse of the blessed.
GT World is an on-line support community for gifted and talented individuals and those who support and nurture them.
Gifted Women This is a links page for gifted women (men are welcome, too!). It has come about as a result of my own personal journey, so look for it to be updated as I find more - I'm continually searching for more gifted sites and articles!
Stephanie S. Tolan is the well known author of young adult and children's fiction, as well as an author and speaker on her topic of passion: exceptionally gifted children. Is It a Cheetah? has become a metaphor for gifted children everywhere. Her appearances at conferences on parenting and educating the gifted child are much sought after. And her list of novels and articles for and about gifted children continues to grow, as Flight of the Raven, the long-awaited second book in the Welcome to the Ark trilogy, is now available.
The Gifted Development Center serves parents, schools, and advocacy groups with information about identification, assessment, counseling, learning styles, programs, presentations, and resources for gifted children and adults.
From Overt Behavior to Developing Potential: The Gifted Underachiever
Gifted underachievers are usually lumped in with the rest of a school's malcontents. Teachers, counselors, and administrators look too shallowly for underlying factors, while ascribing too readily mental, physical, or emotional handicaps to underachievers.
Underachievement from the Inside Out

Diane's Gifted Resources
What is ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) ?
Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADD/ADHD, is a psychological term applied to anyone who meets the DSM IV diagnostic criteria for impulsivity, hyperactivity and/or inattention. The diagnostic criteria are subjective and include behavior which might be caused by a wide variety of factors, ranging from brain defects to allergies to giftedness. ADD is really more of a description rather than a specific disease. However, there is a tendancy for people to over-simplify ADD and view it as a singular defect or disease. Not true!

Attention Deficit Disorder Association
ADDA provides information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD) lead better lives. We provide hope, empowerment and connections worldwide by bringing together science and the human experience for both adults with AD/HD and professionals who serve them.

Gifted or ADD ? Parents, if your child seems bright then please, please, PLEASE have a qualified psychologist evaluate him or her for giftedness BEFORE you accept a diagnosis of ADD and medication. Gifted children and adults are at high risk for being identified as ADD.
Before referring a gifted child for ADD, ADHD evaluation This full text article by Sharon Lind explains that highly gifted children are easily misdiagnosed as having attention deficit disorder (ADD or ADHD). Lind provides a valuable checklist of behaviors and charachteristics for educators to use before referring a student for testing. The checklist is designed to differentiate between confusing factors.
The Keirsey Temperament Sorter (MBTI)
If I do not want what you want, please try not to tell me that my want is wrong.
Or if I believe other than you, at least pause before you correct my view.
Or if my emotion is less than yours, or more, given the same circumstances, try not to ask me to feel more strongly or weakly.
Or yet if I act, or fail to act, in the manner of your design for action, let me be.
I do not, for the moment at least, ask you to understand me. That will come only when you are willing to give up changing me into a copy of you.
I may be your spouse, your parent, your offsping, your friend, or your colleague. If you will allow me any of my own wants, or emotions, or beliefs, or actions, then you open yourself, so that some day these ways of mine might not seem so wrong, and might finally appear to you as right -- for me. To put up with me is the first step to understanding me. Not that you embrace my ways as right for you, but that you are no longer irritated or disappointed with me for my seeming waywardness. And in understanding me you might come to prize my differences from you, and, far from seeking to change me, preserve and even nurture those differences

Estimated IQs of some of the Greatest Geniuses
In 1926, psychologist Dr. Catherine Morris Cox - who had been assisted by Dr. Lewis M. Terman, Dr. Florence L. Goodenaugh, and Dr. Kate Gordon - published a study "of the most eminent men and women" who had lived between 1450 and 1850 to estimate what their IQs might have been.

Linda S. Gottfredson, Study of Intelligence and Society
Professor of Education and co-director of the Delaware-Johns Hopkins Project for the Study of Intelligence and Society

Major Genes of General Intelligence
Evidence in favour of the major gene theory of intelligence is stated in summary form.

Mega HIQ Girls
ERIC's Gifted Education
closed as of December 19, 2003. Find a copy here

Definition of IQ
What Does "IQ" Stand For, and What Does It Mean?

The Nurture Assumption Ranked fifth of the "most controversial studies published since 1950" in a poll of members of the Society for Research in Child Development, Judith Rich Harris.
Highly Sensitive People For Sensitive, Intuitive, Creative and Spiritual Persons.
You may have arrived at this web site because you are interested in your sensitivity, intuitive feelings, creativity or dreams. Perhaps you appreciate living a simple self-aware lifestyle. Holistic health and alternative wellness is something you may value. You could be a healer, an idealist or an artisan.

Brain Food
It's about smart kids.
Kids who are well advanced for their age. Kids who need special care because they are different. This web page should be a good starting point for parents who need to know more about the whole G&T gambit.
A Conversation With Arthur Jensen
One of the great post-war pioneers of intelligence testing talks to AR

Edge To arrive at the edge of the world's knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves.
Human Intelligence This site includes biographical profiles of people who have influenced the development of intelligence theory and testing, in-depth articles exploring current controversies related to human intelligence, and resources for teachers.
Undoing depression Solutions for the Problems of Giftedness
Intellectual Assessment Welcome to the intellectual and cognitive abilities assessment course taught in the Department of Clinical & Health Psychology, Medical College of Pennsylvania & Hahnemann University.
Intellectual Assessment Welcome to the intellectual and cognitive abilities assessment course taught in the Department of Clinical & Health Psychology, Medical College of Pennsylvania & Hahnemann University.
Mostly About the SAT as an IQ Test Are SAT Scores Really Declining? What does the SAT measure? What should the SAT measure?
A critique of the "Indigo" Children by N. Colangelo. These children are referred to as gifted and, in particular, as spiritually gifted. The indigo children movement is not about children, and it is not about the color indigo. It is about adults who style themselves as experts and who are making money on books, presentations, and services.


Australia
Gifted & Creative Services Adults
WHERE DO all the gifted children go after they finish school? What happens to giftedness in adulthood? Having worked with gifted adults for over 10 years now, I can say that gifted children grow into gifted adults with the same unique attributes and life issues.

However, gifted adults rarely come through my door valuing their giftedness and wanting to develop it further. Sometimes, they come because they are parents of gifted children and, in finding information to help their children, they recognise and are forced to acknowledge their own giftedness. Sometimes they come because they feel the pain of being different and not valued by others. Frequently they come because they do not understand and value themselves.

Gerric - Gifted Education Research Resource and Information Centre
Since 1991 the University of New South Wales has established a strong academic focus on teaching and research in gifted education, and this has been linked to the development and expansion of a range of vacation programs for gifted children, courses for their parents, counselling services for gifted students and their parents, conferences, seminars and workshops for teachers with an interest in gifted education, and the development of a range of teaching resources.

Austega's Gifted Resource Centre
Cindy Strickland's Living and Learning with Dabrowski's Overexcitabilities.
Dabrowski's work has become of great interest to educators concerned with the social and emotional development of gifted students. It has been my experience that helping gifted middle school students understand his concept of overexcitabilities gives them increased insight into their personality traits and reassures them that they are not alone in some of their feelings and reactions.
A Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent by Professor Francoys Gagné
My model proposes a clear distinction between giftedness and talent. In it the term giftedness designates the possession and use of untrained and spontaneously expressed natural abilities (called aptitudes or gifts), in at least one ability domain, to a degree that places a child at least among the top 15% of his or her age peers. By contrast, the term talent designates the superior mastery of systematically developed abilities (or skills) and knowledge in at least one field of human activity to a degree that places a child's achievement within at least the upper 15% of age-peers who are active in that field or fields.

The Education of Gifted and Talented Students in Western Australia.
The Department of Education and Training is committed to ensuring that all students in government schools are provided with the opportunity to access educational programs consistent with their needs and talents. Districts and schools conduct a range of supplementary programs for our State's most gifted and talented students to interact with their gifted and talented peers in specific learning areas.
All schools are responsible for the ongoing identification of gifted and talented students and provision for these students. It is also important that these processes are monitored.

Gagné's Differentiated model of Giftedness and Talent
Helping Gifted Children : Helen Dowland, B.Sc., B.A,(Hons), Dip.Ed.
Consultant & Education Consultant working with Gifted Children, their families and schools.
Do you have, or think that you may have, a gifted child in your family? Is the situation unclear in many ways, and are there issues which you are uncertain relate to your child's giftedness? Do you wonder what to do next?

Canada
Gifted Canada This site aims to provide a forum for Canadian researchers, educators, organizations and families to share information concerning gifted education, research and resources across Canada.
Françoys Gagné, Line Massé, etc.

The Theory of Positive Disintegration. A Polish psychiatrist and psychologist, Kazimierz Dabrowski developed the Theory of Positive Disintegration, a theory of personality development, over his lifetime of clinical and academic work.
An Introduction to Kazimierz Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration, by Bill Tillier
Guide to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Tourette Syndrome
The Gifted Resource Center of New England (Deirdre Lovecky) located in Providence, RI, serves the needs of gifted children, adolescents and their families.
Germany
Uta Kreimeier's Information for Gifted Adults : Books Bullying Career Issues Competitions Counseling Creativity Discussion Groups Emotional Intensity Films Fiction Foundations General Information Giftedness Checklist Gifted Women Introverts and Extroverts IQ Journals Journal Abstracts Longitudinal Studies Misdiagnosis of the Gifted New Articles Organisations Perfectionism Personal Stories Poems Psychologists and Services PTSD Resource Articles Seniors Quotations Testing Information Theories Twice Special Underachievement Vocabulary Visual-Spatial
Uta Kreimeier's What's New
New Zealand
Gifted and Talented Students TKI, The Online Learning Center.
UK
Longitudinal cohort study of childhood IQ and survival up to age 76
Conclusion: Childhood mental ability is a significant factor among the variables that predict age at death.

BBC Test The Nation IQ Test
Mensa IQ & Intelligence - Favourite Links
mensaIQcapital.com Promoting technological innovation by helping Inventors, Entrepreneurs and Investors to convert Ideas into Profit.
High IQ World This web site offers listings of High IQ Societies, information on membership requirements, membership and journal dues, current events, etc.
Rachael Hawkins' Gifted

 


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