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Giftedness 101

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Is there really such a thing as giftedness? Are programs for gifted children elitist and undemocratic? Giftedness 101 addresses this extremely controversial topic with the intention of dispelling the many myths surrounding the concept of giftedness and providing a clear, cohesive conception of the psychology and development of gifted children.

Seeking to reinvigorate the study of giftedness as a legitimate discipline of psychology, the book examines numerous viewpoints of giftedness that have scientific validity. It explores the many disparate opinions about giftedness throughout history, and discusses the meaning and characteristics of giftedness throughout the lifespan. Comprehensive methods of assessment are described along with parental and educational roles in developing the abilities of gifted children. The book addresses the unique psychological needs of gifted children, often manifested as ""feeling different,"" and examines special issues such as gifted children with learning disabilities, gender considerations, implications of socio-economic status, and more. Discussions of future trends and gifted education policy conclude the book.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 127 x 203.2 x 17.78mm | 317.51g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0826107974
  • 9780826107978
  • 144,261

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?Linda Silverman is an articulate, insightful, authoritative, and extremely ""gifted"" international expert in the assessment of giftedness?. [She] has created a gem with "Giftedness 101." The fields of psychology and education should welcome this vibrant book with open arms.?

Alan S. Kaufman, PhD
Yale Child Study Center
School of Medicine

What is giftedness? Is it the potential for success or is it the experience of being an ?outsider This book addresses the unique psychological needs of gifted children, which are often manifested as ?feeling different, ? and examines special issues such as gifted children with learning disabilities, gender considerations, implications of socio-economic status, and more. Giftedness 101" dispels common myths about giftedness and challenges the view that eminence is the true signifier of giftedness. It offers specific guidelines to psychologists, parents, and teachers; describes comprehensive assessment of the gifted; provides support for the twice exceptional; and focuses on the complex inner world of the gifted. The book defines giftedness as a psychological reality with powerful ramifications throughout the lifespan. "Giftedness 101" will be a valuable, eye-opening resource for psychologists, educators, and other professionals who work with the gifted, as well as gifted individuals and their families. Key Features:

Provides a concise, accessible overview of one of the most important and challenging topics in psychology and education Examines the concept of giftedness across the lifespan Covers both the intellectual assessment and development of gifted individuals as well as the psychological well-being issues of this population Written by a prominent expert in the field of the psychology of giftedness "
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About Linda Silverman

Dr. Silverman is also author of Counseling the Gifted and Talented, which has been adopted at more than 50 colleges and universities.
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