Gifted Young Children: A Guide For Teachers and Parents

Gifted Young Children: A Guide For Teachers and Parents

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Praise for the first edition:
`..a wealth of creative ideas and practical advice for developing the talents of this under-served population. Her humour and candor, compassion and insight will endear her work to readers internationally.'
Joan Franklin Smutny, Director, Center for Gifted, National-Louis University, USA `...a comprehensive text that will meet the needs of a wide range of readers from early childhood professionals and teachers to parents.'
Wilma Vialle, The Australasian Journal of Gifted EducationGifted Young Children is a practical guide to identifying and supporting young children who may be gifted or talented. Louise Porter outlines how to identify and provide educationally for children aged up to 8 years with advanced development. She also explains how teachers and parents can promote the children's emotional and social adjustment, including ways to enhance self-esteem, encourage friendships and support their autonomy. She shows how parents can discuss giftedness with children and respond to their needs.Updated to reflect recent research, this second edition is a valuable resource for parents and anyone working with or caring for a gifted or talented child.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 153 x 228 x 19mm | 517.1g
  • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • diagrams, graphs
  • 0335217729
  • 9780335217724
  • 151,902

Table of contents

Part One Understanding giftdness
1.Signs of gifted development in young children
2.Actualising giftednessPart Two: Emotional and social issues for gifted children
3.An overview of emotional needs
5.Social Needs
6.The need for autonomy

Part three: Educational provisions
7.A rationale for gifted education
8.Assessing developmental advances in young children
9.Meeting gifted children's learning needs
10.Children whose gifts are disguised
11.Formulating a policy on gifted provision
12.Parenting gifted children

Appendix 1 Checklists of advanced development


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About Louise Porter

Louise Porter is a child and clinical psychologist with 25 years experience of working with children. She is an adjunct senior lecturer in Education at Flinders University, Australia.
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This was the very first book I purchased when I found our 4 children to be gifted. The book gave great information on diagnosing giftedness as well as the different types of giftedness. Other areas covered include schooling and addressing the emotional side to giftedness as well. I thoroughly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about giftedness, it's not hard to read and contains a wealth of more
by Paula Guagliardo
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