Web Resources for Parents

A Nation Deceived
In 2004, The John Templeton Foundation sponsored a report titled A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students. This national report highlighted the disparity between the research on acceleration and the educational beliefs and practices that often run contrary to the research.

Bytes Power Smarts
BYTES Power Smarts are FREE stories for children in grades 3-5 (ages 8-11) to help them recognize and appreciate their strengths and talents. Power Smarts are the 8 multiple intelligences identified by Harvard research psychologist Howard Gardner. Older children, parents, and grandparents will enjoy the stories, too! BYTES Power Smarts stories can be read to younger children. Each story comes with optional discussion questions to spark lively conversations with friends and family to develop face-to-face conversational skills.

The Center for Talent Development
The Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University has a broad range of summer programs, as well as a useful “resources” page.

CTY – Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University
The Center for Talented Youth has served the academic needs of highly able youth since 1979.

Davidson Institute for Talent Development
Our mission 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.

Duke Talent Identification Program
Since 1980, the Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) has been a world leader in identifying academically talented students and providing innovative programs to support the development of their optimal potential.

FamilyEducation.com
Is your child bright, or truly gifted? Learn the difference and find activities and games to challenge her mind, and tips and resources to keep her centered.

Gifted and Creative Services Australia
GIFTED & CREATIVE Services is dedicated to providing information and services that encompass and nourish the whole gifted person and meets emotional, intellectual, physical and educational needs.

Gifted Development Center
Since 1979, The Gifted Development Center (GDC) has served as a resource center for developmentally advanced children and their parents and for gifted individuals of all ages.

GT World
An on-line support community for parents of Gifted and Talented children, exploring issues including parenting and advocating for our children, teaching them how to advocate for themselves, the experience of growing up gifted, obtaining an appropriate education, helping gifted kids with learning disabilities, and the wide range of other issues.

Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page
Best Site for All You Need to Know about Gifted

The Hollingsworth Center for Highly Gifted Children
A National Volunteer Resource and Support Network for Highly Gifted Children, their Families, Schools and Communities

“Is It a Cheetah?” by Stephanie S. Tolan
It’s a tough time to raise, teach or be a highly gifted child. As the term “gifted” and the unusual intellectual capacity to which that term refers become more and more politically incorrect, the educational establishment changes terminology and focus.

KidSource – Education: Gifted and Talented Students
Articles about Gifted Education ranked by KidSource (some from ERIC)

National Society for the Gifted and Talented
The National Society for the Gifted & Talented™ (NSGT) is a non-for-profit 501(c)(3) foundation created to honor and encourage gifted and talented (G&T) children and youth.

NAGC Parents Page
Here is the information you need to learn more about high potential, giftedness, and talent development.

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
SENG is dedicated to fostering environments in which gifted adults and children, in all their diversity, understand and accept themselves and are understood, valued, nurtured, and supported by their families, schools, workplaces and communities.

Web Resources for Parents of Twice-Exceptional Students

Uniquely Gifted
Twice-exceptional children (that is, intellectually gifted children with special needs such as AD/HD, learning disabilities, Asperger Syndrome, etc.) have a hard time of it in our education system – because their giftedness can mask their special needs and their special needs hide their giftedness, they are often labeled as “lazy”, “unmotivated”, “not trying”.

2e-Twice Exceptional Newsletter
Website and publications directed squarely at the intersection of giftedness and learning difficulties.

SENG Category Archives: Mental Health/Diagnosis/Misdiagnosis/Dual Diagnosis
Due to their unique neurological makeup and unconventional patterns of cognitive development, glifted children are at increased risk of being misdiagnosed with AD/HD or similar learning disabilities. Alternately, many gifted children use their talents to mask the same, while we fail to identify giftedness in others because of their associated disabilities. Learn more about these complex issues with regular updates from SENG.

Visual-Spacial Learners at the Gifted Development Center
Welcome to the wonderful world of the visual-spatial learner! We’re excited to share with you information about this important learning style, and to share with you about recognizing, assessing, teaching, counseling and living with visual-spatial learners.

Articles from Visual-Learners.com
Visual-spatial learners excel in spatial tasks but may have difficulty with spelling, math facts and organizational skills. This site presents a number of good articles to help parents better understand and assist their visual-spacial kids.

Computing for Those with Special Needs
Computers should be accessible to everyone. There is very little reason why a person with special needs can’t enjoy the use of a computer. When it comes to assistive technology, there are adaptations and devices that make computer use possible for people with special needs.