Gifted Education Resources


Elementary School Gifted FAQs

Middle School Gifted FAQs

Gifted Education Resources for Parents

Selected Readings for Parents of Gifted Children

Learning About Giftedness

  • Betts, G. & Kercher, J. (2000). Autonomous learner model (rev.). Greeley, CO: Alps Publishing.
  • Castellano, J. A., & Diaz, E. I. (2002). Reaching new horizons: Gifted and talented education for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.
  • Clark, B. (2001). Growing up gifted: Developing the potential of children at home and at school (6th Edition). New York: Prentice Hall.
  • Colangelo, N. & Davis, G. (Eds.) (2003). Handbook of gifted education (3rd ed.). New York: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Esquivel, G. B., & Houtz, J. C. (Eds.) (2000). Creativity and giftedness in culturally diverse students. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton.
  • Ford, D.Y., Harris, J.J. (1999). Multicultural gifted education. New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Galbraith, J. Gifted kids survival guides. Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing.
  • Goertzel, V., Goertzel, M.G., Goertzel, T.G. & Hansen, A.M.W. (2004). Cradles of eminence: Childhoods of more than four hundred famous men and women, 2nd edition. Scottsdale: Great Potential Press.
  • Kerr, B. (1997). Smart girls – revised edition: A new psychology of girls, women and giftedness. Scottsdale: Gifted Psychology Press.
  • Kerr, B. and Cohn, S. (2001). Smart boys: Talent, manhood & the search for meaning. Scottsdale: Great Potential Press.
  • Piirto, J. (2004). Understanding those who create, 3rd edition. Scottsdale: Great Potential Press.
  • Roeper, A. (1995). Annemarie Roeper – selected writings and speeches. Minneapolis: Free Spirit.
  • Watts, J. (1989). In search of perspective. Scottsdale: Great Potential Press.

Social and Emotional Issues

  • Adderholdt-Elliot, M., Goldberg, J. (1999). Perfectionism – what’s bad about being too good? (rev. ed.). Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing.
  • Cohen, C. (2000). Raise your child’s social IQ: Stepping stones to people skills for kids. Silverspring MD: Advantage books.
  • Delisle, J., & Galbraith, J. (2002). When gifted kids don’t have all the answers: How to meet their social and emotional needs. Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing.
  • Cohen, L. M., & Frydenberg, E. (1996). Coping for capable kids: Strategies for parents teachers and students. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.
  • Duke, M.P., Nowicki. S., Martin, E.A. (1996). Teaching your child the language of social success. Atlanta: Peachtree.
  • Frankel, F. (1996). Good friends are hard to find: Help your child find, make and keep friends. Los Angeles: Perspective Publishing.
  • Greenspon, Thomas (2002). Freeing our families from perfectionism. Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing.
  • Halsted, J. W. (2001). Some of my best friends are books: Guiding gifted readers from preschool to high school, 2nd edition. Scottsdale: Great Potential Press.
  • Hipp, E. (1999). Fighting invisible tigers: A stress management guide for teens. (rev.) Minneapolis: Free Spirit Publishing.
  • Neihart, M. Reis, S.M., Robinson, N.M., & Moon, S. M. (Eds.). (2002). The social and emotional development of gifted children: What do we know? Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.
  • Kerr, B. (1997). Smart girls – revised edition: a new psychology of girls, women and giftedness. Scottsdale: Great Potential Press.
  • Kerr, B. and Cohn, S. (2001). Smart boys: Talent, manhood & the search for meaning. Scottsdale: Great Potential Press.
  • Little, J. (1990). Hey world here I am. New York: Harper.
  • Smutny, J. (2002). Underserved gifted populations: Responding to their needs and abilities (perspectives on creativity research). New Jersey: Hampton Press.
  • Smutny, J. (1998). The young gifted child: Potential and promise – an anthology (perspectives on creativity). New Jersey: Hampton Press.
  • Webb, J.T., Meckstroth, E.A., Tolan, S.S. (1982). Guiding the gifted child: A practical source for parents and teachers. Scottsdale: Great Potential Press.

Journals and Periodicals for Parents and Educators of Gifted Children

Creative Kids, a magazine for students. Prufrock Press, 800.998.2208;
Gifted and Talented International.The journal of the World Council for Gifted and Talented children is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year. The journal publishes manuscripts that are based on research in the field of gifted education, including intervention studies of classroom practice, methods employed in the education of gifted students, and cross-cultural studies on topics of interest to the field. For information, contact Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Editor, c/o Center for Gifted Education, College of William and Mary, PO Box 8705, Williamsburg, VA 23185-8705

Gifted Child Quarterly is the official publication of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). It contains articles of interest to professionals and those with some reading experience in the field of gifted education. The journal also publishes quantitative or qualitative research studies as well as manuscripts which explore policy and policy implications. Prufrock Press, 800.998.2208;

Gifted Child Today (G/C/T)offers educators practical and timely information about motivating and educating talented learners. It avoids jargon and provides useful classroom projects written by educators who work with gifted, creative, and talented children. Prufrock Press, 800.998.2208;

Gifted Education Communicator, published quarterly by the California Association for the Gifted (CAG), geared for all parents and educators of the gifted; available with or without CAG membership. CAG, 15141 E. Whittier Blvd., Suite 510, Whittier, CA 90603, 562.789.9933; e-mail:;

Gifted Education International, published three times a year for the international community. For information, contact Belle Wallace, Editor, c/o A B Academic Publishers, PO Box 42, Bicester, Oxon, OX6 7NW, England

Gifted Education Press Quarterly uses a newsletter format to provide articles on unusual topics in gifted education. For subscription information, contact Maurice Fisher,
Imagine. A periodical for middle and high school students who want to take control of their learning and get the most out of their precollege years. Published five times a year by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth.

Journal for the Education of the Gifted (JEG) is the official publication of The Association for the Gifted (TAG), and is committed to the analysis and communication of knowledge and research in the field of gifted education. It is aimed at the experienced reader of the literature. Prufrock Press, 800.998.2208;

The Journal of Secondary Gifted Education (JSGE) offers education professionals a mixture of innovative theory and research focused on adolescents. It is designed especially for professionals interested in secondary and post-secondary programs for gifted and talented children. Prufrock Press, 800.998.2208;

Parenting for High Potential is NAGC’s quarterly magazine designed for parents. Each issue includes special features, expert advice columns, software and book reviews, ideas from parents, and a pull-out children’s section. Prufrock Press, 800.998.2208;

Roeper Review, published quarterly, focuses on current research and issues that relate to the lives and experiences of gifted children. For educators, counselors, and parents who have had some experience in reading in the field.

Understanding Our Gifted, published quarterly, addresses the intellectual, social, and emotional needs of gifted youth through regular columns and feature articles. Provides practical information on current issues in a clear, interesting writing style. Open Space Communications, Inc., 800.494.6178;

Associations for Gifted Education

Virginia Association for the Gifted (VAG) is a statewide organization of parents, educators, and community leaders that advocates appropriate instruction for all gifted learners.

Virginia Association for the Gifted
P.O. Box 26212
Richmond, VA 23260-6212

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is a not-for-profit organization of parents, teachers, educators, other professionals, and community leaders who unite to address the unique needs of children and youth with demonstrated gifts and talents as well as those children who may be able to develop their potential with appropriate educational experiences.

National Association for Gifted Children
1707 L Street, NW Suite 550
Washington, D.C. 20036

Other Resources

  • BRIGHT vs. GIFTED Information ChartĀ 
  • Frequently Asked Questions of the National Association for Gifted ChildrenĀ 
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