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Association for the Gifted
The Association for the Gifted "is a vibrant organization of diverse individuals who make a difference in the lives of students with gifts and talents on a daily basis."
"The mission of the Belin-Blank Center is to empower and serve the international gifted community through exemplary leadership in programs, research, and advocacy. ... The Belin-Blank Center supports the development of gifted education programs throughout the world."
"Byrdseed is a place dedicated to differentiating instruction for high-level learners. Learn new ideas, share what you know, and grow as an educator."
Center for Gifted Education
"The Center for Gifted Education (CFGE) is a research and development center providing services to educators, policy makers, graduate students, researchers, and parents in support of the needs of gifted and talented individuals."
Davidson Institute for Talent Development
The mission of the Davidson Institute 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 University Talent Identification Program
"The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth. As a world leader in gifted and talented education, Duke TIP works with students, their families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and help students reach their highest potential."
Gifted Development Center
The Gifted Development Center provides "assessment, advocacy, counseling, books, articles, Advanced Development Journal, and a Speakers Bureau to educate the public about the needs of gifted children and adults."
Gifted Homeschoolers Forum
Gifted Homeschoolers Forum "supports gifted and 2e families and the professionals who work with them in the United States and around the world, through education, advocacy, community, and outreach."
Gifted Research & Outreach
"GRO's mission consists of two distinct, yet interrelated components which reflect its commitment to further the world's understanding of giftedness through scientific research and to promote a comprehensive and accurate understanding through outreach."
"Gifted Resources is an information service for parents and teachers of gifted students and the service providers who cater for them."
High Ability is the main website of Talent Development Resources, a series of sites by Douglas Eby providing "material on personal development, psychology and creativity research—especially for creative, multitalented and high ability people."
Hoagies' Gifted Education Page
Hoagies' Gifted Education Page is "the all-things-gifted site, full of resources, articles, books and links to help and support parents, teachers, and gifted children alike."
Institute for Education Advancement
The Institute for Educational Advancement is "dedicated to the intellectual, creative, and personal growth of our nation’s gifted and high-potential youth."
Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
"The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth identifies and develops the talents of the most advanced K-12 learners worldwide. As part of Johns Hopkins University, CTY helps fulfill the university’s mission of preparing students to make significant future contributions to our world."
National Association for Gifted Children
"NAGC staff and leaders support and develop policies and practices that encourage and respond to the diverse expressions of gifts and talents in children and youth from all cultures, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups. NAGC supports and engages in research and development, staff development, advocacy, communication, and collaboration with other organizations and agencies who strive to improve the quality of education for all students."
Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development
The "Center for Talent Development (CTD) at Northwestern University exists to serve the gifted community and ensure that gifted students receive the education, encouragement and support they need to learn and grow into confident and accomplished adults whose love for learning grows stronger each year."
Program for the Exceptionally Gifted at Mary Baldwin College
"The Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, established in 1985, offers an opportunity for bright and accomplished young women between the ages of 13 and 15 to bypass all or some of their high school grades to pursue an undergraduate degree."
Stanford University's Education Program for Gifted Youth
"EPGY is an ongoing research project at Stanford University dedicated to developing computer-based multimedia courses in Mathematics, Physics, English, Computer Programming and other subjects. EPGY makes these privately available to students of high ability, and offers courses suitable for students of all ability levels through schools."
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
"SENG's mission is to empower families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.
World Council for Gifted & Talented Children
"The WCGTC is a diverse organization networking the globe with an active membership of educators, scholars, researchers, parents and others interested in the development and education of gifted and talented children of all ages."
Also visit your state gifted association's website.
"And who are we to be telling you about what we're doing? Just two parents trying to do it a little differently. Kathy's a part-time physician; Dave's a consultant and author. We have three children—a profoundly gifted eleven-year old daughter, E; a twice-exceptional highly gifted eleven-year old daughter, H (yes, they're twins); and an exceptionally gifted nine-year old son, A."
Crushing Tall Poppies
Celi Trépanier "became a passionate advocate for gifted children after tiring of her battles with schools and their misunderstanding and neglect of gifted students. She blogs about her journey with her gifted children."
Gifted Parenting Support
"Gifted Parenting Support provides support to parents of young gifted children and is currently read in 110+ countries by parents, educators, and academics."
"I [Amy Harrington] am a radical unschooling mom to extremely divergent children. We enjoy self-directed, passion-led learning and living. My role is to support, nurture, and facilitate their learning within a resource rich environment."
Laughing at Chaos
"Laughing at Chaos, where wildly different is perfectly normal. I [Jen Merrill] ramble on giftedness and twice-exceptionalities; on the joys and frustrations of homeschooling; on the eternal quest for life balance; on raising boys; on the uber-silliness that is life, the universe, and everything. I try to find the silver lining, to laugh to keep from screaming, to share the stories of my crazy life so that others know they're not alone in their crazy lives."
Life with Intensity
"Welcome to my [Mona’s] blog. I hope you can find some hope in here—hope that you aren't alone as you struggle with your parenting issues, or maybe just an opportunity to laugh at someone else's missteps and fumbling. Life with a gifted person is intense."
My Little Poppies
My Little Poppies is "a site that documents an unexpected journey into homeschooling," including "posts, resources, and links related to homeschooling, education (regular, special, and gifted), twice-exceptional learners, motherhood, and books."
"Because the label 'gifted' is often controversial and confusing, I [Paula Prober] developed the analogy of the rainforest mind. Many very smart folks don't identify themselves as gifted. If the analogy speaks to you, I hope that my blog posts will help you better understand the complexities of your creative, sensitive, passionate, and smart self. And that my ideas will help you live like the thriving rain forest—in balance, peace, grace and beauty, and in support of all beings on the planet."
"This blog provides a site for advocates of culturally diverse gifted learners to share concerns, resources and connect w/each other."
Wenda Sheard, J.D. Ph.D. Thoughts on Life and Learning
Wenda has taught, practiced law, worked as a disability policy researcher, and served on the board of Potential Plus UK (formerly known as the UK's National Association for Gifted Children). She is also an emeritus board member and past president of SENG.
"Profound giftedness is a way of experiencing, perceiving, thinking, and creating that is fundamentally different from a more typical human experience. Our [The Daimon Institute's] new hour-long documentary film, Rise, is a look into the lives of twelve exceptionally and profoundly gifted children, teenagers, and young adults, fleshed out by stirring testimony from parents, teachers, and administrators."
SENG's Misdiagnosis Initiative
"Gifted children's developmental growth is complex, placing them at a potential high risk for medical misdiagnosis. In some gifted children, gifted asynchrony may be erroneously labeled with a mental health diagnosis. In other gifted children, giftedness may be missed in a child with significant learning and/or mental health issues. Some other gifted children may be able to over-compensate in the short-term for a learning disability or mental health disorder, thus possibly hiding both the disability and the giftedness. Without significant improvements in medical knowledge of giftedness and twice exceptionality, gifted children will inappropriately continue to be both over-diagnosed and under-diagnosed with mental health and learning issues, while their giftedness may be at risk of being entirely overlooked.
"The SENG Research Committee launched the SENG Misdiagnosis Initiative to help educate parents and health care professionals of the risks of misdiagnosis and how to avoid them."
"Is It a Cheetah?" by Stephanie 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.
"Giftedness, a global, integrative mental capacity, may be dismissed, replaced by fragmented 'talents' which seem less threatening and theoretically easier for schools to deal with. Instead of an internal developmental reality that affects every aspect of a child's life, 'intellectual talent' is more and more perceived as synonymous with (and limited to) academic achievement.
"The child who does well in school, gets good grades, wins awards, and 'performs' beyond the norms for his or her age, is considered talented. The child who does not, no matter what his innate intellectual capacities or developmental level, is less and less likely to be identified, less and less likely to be served.
"A cheetah metaphor can help us see the problem with achievement-oriented thinking."
"Brain Research Self Defense for Gifted Advocates (2016)," a presentation by Wenda Sheard, J.D., Ph.D.
Click on the link below to view a pdf version of "Brain Research Self Defense for Gifted Advocates (2016)," as presented at the SENG Conference, July 21–24, 2016. Shared here with permission.