Resources for Families of Gifted Children
National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)
NAGC is an organization of parents, educators, other professionals and community leaders to address the unique needs of children and youth. Membership includes a subscription to Parenting for High Potential, a magazine with articles geared to the development of talent.
Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented (TAGT)
Promoting appropriate education for the gifted in Texas since 1978.
National organization for top 2% on intelligence test
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)
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.
Gifted and Talented International
Refereed by an editorial review board of leading international gifted educators, it is the official journal of the World Council. The purpose of Gifted and Talented International is to share current theory, research, and practice in gifted education with its audience of international educators, scholars, researchers, and parents
Gifted Child Quarterly
Gifted Child Quarterly (GCQ) publishes manuscripts that offer new or creative insights about giftedness and talent development in the context of the school, the home, and the wider society.
The journal also publishes quantitative or qualitative research studies as well as manuscripts which explore policy and policy implications.
Gifted Child Today
Susan Johnsen, Ph.D., Editor
The Nation's Leading Resource for Nurturing Talented Children
Gifted Child Today magazine offers educators practical and timely information about motivating and educating talented learners.
Gifted Children Monthly
Online magazine with resources and opportunities to connect with other families
Gifted Dialogue connects psychologists with the larger giftedness community of scholars, graduate students, local and state education policy makers and advocacy groups, educators, parents, and students. The newsletter features Continuing Education credit opportunities for psychologists, a graduate student column, and interviews and articles about giftedness.
Winner of a prestigious Parents’ Choice Gold Award, Imagine is CTY’s exciting periodical for middle and high school students who want to take control of their learning and get the most out of their precollege years. Published five times a year, Imagine provides insights, information, and solid counseling to young, motivated readers.
Journal for Education of the Gifted
Laurence J. Coleman, Ph.D., Editor
University of Toledo
The Journal for the Education of the Gifted is an internationally distributed journal committed to the analysis and communication of knowledge and research on the gifted and talented.
Journal of Secondary Gifted Education
The Journal of Secondary Gifted Education offers education professionals comprehensive and critical information needed for building an effective educational environment for gifted adolescents. The journal offers a mixture of innovative theory and research focused on adolescents. It is designed especially for professionals interested in secondary and post-secondary programs for gifted and talented children.
Parenting for High Potential
Parenting for High Potential is the quarterly magazine designed for parents who want to make a difference in their children's lives, who want to develop their children's gifts and talents, and who want to help them develop their potential to the fullest. Each issue will include special features, expert advice columns, software and book reviews, ideas from parents, and a pullout children's section.
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.
Understanding Our Gifted
Leading journal Since 1988 for parents, educators, and counselors, it offers practical advice, social and emotional concerns, strategies at home and school, and educational options for gifted children.
World Gifted, the newsletter of the World Council, is published three times each year. It contains the latest news and information concerning the organization, its membership, and the international gifted education community.
Books For and About Gifted Children
The Reader's Bill of Rights
- The right to not read.
- The right to skip pages.
- The right to not finish.
- The right to reread.
- The right to read anything.
- The right to escapism.
- The right to read anywhere.
- The right to browse.
- The right to read out loud.
- The right not to defend your tastes.
—Daniel Pennac, Better Than Life
Books for your gifted child by age range and interest
Suggested reading list about parenting gifted children
A to Z Home's Cool Homeschooling web site, containing a list of books about parenting gifted children
Publisher of Gifted Education Resources
List of suggested books by age range
Comprehensive resources for parents and their children
Biographies and Autobiographies: Life Models in the Classroom
by Bertie Kingore
Biographies and autobiographies frequently serve as role models for gifted students by illustrating how even prominent or successful people experience triumphs, failures, and hardships throughout their lives. Activities are suggested, and list of recommended biographies and autobiographies is included.
Enriching Activities in Texas
Nasa Student Programs
Shake Hands With Your Future
SMU Summer Institute for the Gifted
TAMS Summer Mathematics Institute
Texas A&M Galveston Summer TAG Courses
Texas A&M Galveston Summer Sea Camp
Sea Camp is a week-long adventure exploring the wonders of the marine and estuarine environments. As a Sea Camper, on the Galveston campus you will have access to TAMUG research vessels, oceanographic equipment, laboratory facilities, and a professional staff enabling you to learn about the ocean through first-hand on-the-water experiences.
Seaworld San Antonio Camps
Texas Governor’s School
UNT was chosen for the first Texas Governor's School in science in part because of its success in establishing and maintaining the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, a two-year early residential program that allows talented students to complete their freshman and sophomore years of college while earning their high school diplomas.
Web sites for gifted
The Davidson Institute for Talent Development
Their 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.
The Davidson Institute for Talent Development, founded by Jan and Bob Davidson in the fall of 1999, is a non-profit operating foundation located in Incline Village, Nevada. It is one of only two national foundations supporting the highly gifted.
by Jan & Bob Davidson with Laura Vanderkam
Davidson Institute for Talent Development
Excellent book. "Genius Denied is an inspiring book that provides a beacon of hope for children at risk of losing their valuable gift of intellectual potential."
Hoagies’ Gifted: Parents
The largest comprehensive gifted education page in the world, for both parents and educators, covering:
|Education Programs for Kids and Teens
|Special Needs / Twice Exceptional
||Parent to Parent
National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) parent site
ABC’s of Gifted, Summer Camps, Practical and Timely Tools
UNT Gifted Parents
UNT Gifted Parents Resources page
Gifted Development Center
The Gifted Development Center serves parents, schools, and advocacy groups with information about identification, assessment, (see assessment Special Offers), counseling, learning styles, programs, presentations, and resources for gifted children and adults.
Nieman El Center
A rich resource of links for parents of gifted children.
National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (Javits Center)
The NRC/GT is guided by emerging research about the broadened conception of human potential and the need to develop "high-end learning" opportunities for all of America's students
The National Research Center on Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, it investigates, develops, and disseminates new methods for identifying and teaching gifted students. The NRC/GT, located at the University of Connecticut, is run collaboratively with the University of Virginia and Yale University, and works in conjunction with more than 300 public school district research study sites.
National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented Resources for Parents
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
CEC is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.
The Association for the Gifted (TAG)
TAG was organized in 1958 by The Council for Exceptional Children, helps professionals and parents work with gifted children.
The Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students (AEGUS)
AEGUS provides a forum for ideas and interventions aimed at helping twice-exceptional students reach their full potential.
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)
SENG focuses primarily on the adults (parents, educators, etc) in the lives of gifted children. SENG provides information on identification, guidance, and effective ways to live and work with gifted individuals.
Gifted-Children.com: Identification, Encouragement, and Development (GCC)
GCC is an on-line parents' newsletter with networking and information dedicated to making a difference in the education of children with special talents and abilities.
Great Resources for Discovering and Encouraging Interests:
EduHound: Everything for Education K12
Filamentality "Learning Web"
The Academy of Achievement
A listserv for families of gifted
discussion of general issues in gifted education
Discussion and support for families
Discussion of very young children who are gifted
Discussion of academic underachievement
Other Electronic Resources
Online Support Group
The Gifted Child
Online chat group