Special Groups

“…failure to help the gifted child reach his potential is a societal tragedy, the extent of which is difficult to measure but what is surely great.  How can we measure the sonata unwritten, the curative drug undiscovered, the absence of political insight?  They are the difference between what we are and what we could be as a society.”                         – James J. Gallagher*

*Information about James J. Gallagher

(MSDE = Maryland State Department of Education, NAGC = National Association for Gifted Children)

Culturally Diverse

“Addressing Excellence Gaps in K-12 Education”  (NAGC)

“Unlocking Emergent Talent: Supporting High Achievement of Low-Income, High-Ability Students”  (NAGC)

Book: Bright, Talented, & Black: A Guide for Families of African American Gifted Learners, by Dr. Joy Lawson Davis

“Black Father Involvement in Gifted Education: Thoughts From Black Fathers on Increasing/Improving Black Father-Gifted Teacher Partnerships” Gifted Child Today ????????

Book: Reversing Underachievement Among Gifted Black Students, 2nd ed., by Donna Y. Ford Ph.D.

ERIC Digests: Identifying and Serving Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Gifted Students  (NAGC)

Mind the Other Gap: The Growing Excellence Gap in K-12 Education, by Jonathan A. Plucker, PhD., Nathan Burroughs, Ph.D., Ruiting Song. (Center for Evaluation and Public Policy, Indiana University)

Dr. Joy Lawson Davis, Ensuring Equity & Excellence in Education for All

Improving Test Performance Among Culturally Diverse Gifted Students (Davidson Institute)

Special Populations in Gifted Education: Understanding Our Most Able Students from Diverse Backgrounds

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Gifted Girls

My Gifted Girl  Provides online support and inspiration to women, parents, students, mentors, and educators

Book: Smart Girls: A New Psychology of Girls, Women, and Giftedness (Revised Edition), by Barbara A. Kerr. Ph.D.

Linguistically Diverse

“Looking for Appropriate Services for Gifted English Language Learners” by Duke Talent Identification Program

MSDE: Overview: Eligibility, Guidance, and Laws

MSDE: English Language Development StandardsHispanic boy playing chess

Position Paper: Identifying and Serving Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Gifted Students (NAGC)

ERIC Digests: Identifying and Serving Gifted and Talented Bilingual Hispanic Students (Davidson Institute)

Profoundly Gifted

A term used to describe a student who is on the extreme end of the gifted population (99th percentile or more).

Davidson Young Scholars  Free services designed to nurture and support profoundly gifted young people

The Hollingworth Center for Highly Gifted Children  A national support and resource network focused on the needs of highly gifted children

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PG Retreat is a community of families with profoundly gifted children and teens helping to form connections and friendships and to share resources and experience.

Twice-Exceptional (2e)

A term used to describe a student that is both gifted and disabled.  These students may also be referred to as having dual exceptionalities or as being GT/LD.  (NAGC)

2e Newsletter  For parents, educators, & other professionals helping 2e children reach their potential

Book: Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger’s, Depression, and Other Disorders, by James T. Webb, Edward R. Amend, Nadia E. Webb, Jean Goerss, Paul Beljan,  and F. Richard Olenchak.  Dr. Webb established the nonprofit organization Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted (SENG) and half of the proceeds from the sale of the book benefit SENG. Citation

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

SAGE Journals: Critical Issues in the Identification of Gifted Students With Co-Existing Disabilities: The Twice-Exceptional

White Paper: Twice-Exceptionality (NAGC)

Individual Differences in Learning Association  (IDL)

Special Needs Kids Information, LLC

“The Twice Exceptional Delimma,” published by the National Education Association (NEA)

Uniquely Gifted  Compiled by Meredith Warshaw, M.S.S., M.A., Special Needs Education Advisor

We Connect Now  Serving college students with disabilities and emphasizing access to higher education and employment issues

Wrights Law: From Emotions of Advocacy  – The Special Education Survival Guide, by Pam Wright and Pete Wright Little Girl in Classroom

Very Young

Position Paper: Early Enrichment for Young Gifted Children (MCGATE)

Early Enrichment for Gifted and Talented Children in Maryland (MCGATE)

Position Paper: Early Childhood (NAGC)

Identifying Advanced Young Children (NAGC)