EXCEPTIONALLY GIFTED

Approximately one in 15 gifted individuals is exceptionally or profoundly gifted. Exceptionally and profoundly gifted individuals are very different and diverse, including regarding developmental, educational, and career needs. These books explore the world of the exceptionally and profoundly gifted.

2019: Off the charts. The hidden lives and lessons of American child prodigies

Ann Hulbert examines the lives of children whose rare accomplishments have raised hopes about untapped human potential and questions about how best to nurture it. She probes the changing role of parents and teachers, as well as of psychologists and a curious press. Above all, she delves into the feelings of the prodigies themselves, who push back against adults more as the decades proceed.

2013: Off the charts. Asynchrony and the gifted child

Off the Charts is an exploration of the effects of asynchronous development on gifted children and adults. It contains sections on Asynchrony and the Individual, Asynchrony and the Family, Asynchrony and Learning and chapters describe the nature of asynchrony, methods of dealing with the challenges of asynchrony, and recommendations for adapting education in a variety of settings.

2010: Gifted Lives. What happens when gifted children grow up

This book reveals the dramatic stories of twenty outstandingly gifted people as they grew from early promise to maturity in Britain. Recorded over the last thirty-five years by award-winning psychologist, Joan Freeman, these fascinating accounts reveal the frustrations and triumphs of her participants, and investigates why some fell by the wayside whilst others reached fame and fortune.

2009: Living with intensity. Understanding the sensitivity, excitability, and emotional development of gifted children, adolescents, and adults

Gifted children and adults are often misunderstood. Their excitement is viewed as excessive, their high energy as hyperactivity, their persistence as nagging, their imagination as not paying attention, their passion as being disruptive, their strong emotions and sensitivity as immaturity, their creativity and self-directedness as oppositional.

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