GIFTED CHILDREN

Dive deeper into the world of your gifted child with these books. Based on varying perspectives, these books offer tools regarding gifted children at home and at school.

2018: Personality development through positive disintegration: the work of Kazimierz Dabrowski

Are crises an essential component of healthy personality development? In his Theory of Positive Disintegration, Polish psychiatrist and psychologist Dr. Kazimierz Dabrowski (1902-1980) proposed an approach to personality development in which crises are not only necessary but fundamental in creating opportunities for individual development. Crises force our focus inward, leading us to challenge our established beliefs, roles and routines.

2016: Misdiagnosis and dual diagnoses of gifted children and adults

Gifted children and adults are frequently misdiagnosed, particularly those who are twice-exceptional (2e). This much-anticipated second edition of a best-selling book is your guide to help prevent that. Some of our brightest, most creative children and adults are misdiagnosed as having behavioral or emotional disorders such as ADD/ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or Asperger’s Disorder.

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.

2012: Supporting emotional needs of the gifted. 30 essays on giftedness. 30 years of SENG

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) offers a collection of 30 essays from leading experts in the gifted community on such topics as parenting gifted children, living with the intensity that often accompanies giftedness, counseling and educating gifted individuals, and giftedness in diverse communities and special needs populations.

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.

2009: How the gifted brain learns

Identify, understand, and engage the full range of gifted learners with practical, brain-compatible classroom strategies! What does it mean to be gifted and talented? The second edition of David A. Sousa's best-selling How the gifted brain learns helps bring clarity to this topic, applying the latest neuroscientific findings to separate fact from fiction and provide teachers with practical strategies for engaging artistically and intellectually advanced learners.

2008: Dabrowski’s Theory of Positive Disintegration

Kazimierz Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration (TPD), which includes the widely known “overexcitabilities,” is one of the most influential theories in gifted education. This groundbreaking book, edited by Dr. Sal Mendaglio, brings together leading professionals, many of whom knew Dr. Dabrowski himself, and provides readers with a diversity of perspectives on TPD.

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