Gifted Resources

There is so much to learn about your gifted self. Here are some resources that others have found helpful.

Books

Giftedness 101 by Linda Kreger Silverman

This is the first book I recommend to all of my clients. Do yourself a favor and get it!

Living With Intensity by Susan Daniels

This is the other first book I recommend! The title appeals to most of my clients and client families. Wonder why. 😉

Great Potential Press - Guiding Gifted Learners

This publishing house focuses solely on the needs of gifted people. The link goes to a category index, so you can choose the area in which you’re most interested.

Royal Publishers Press - Publishers for Gifted and Talented Children

RFP is a great resource for academic/educational materials for homeschooled people and for those seeking to supplement what’s being learned in school.

These organizations have a wealth of information and support for you and your family:

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted

“SENG’s mission is to empower families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.”

North Carolina Association for the Gifted & Talented

“NCAGT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the educational and social-emotional needs of academically and/or intellectually gifted students.”

GRO Gifted: Gifted Research and Outreach

“Promoting a comprehensive and accurate understanding of giftedness through research and outreach.”

National Association for Gifted Children

“NAGC’s mission is to support those who enhance the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community building, and research.”

Daimon Institute

“The Daimon Institute for the Highly Gifted provides psychotherapy and educational consulting to support the overall development of exceptionally and profoundly gifted people.”

Center for Identity Potential

“The Center for Identity Potential offers specialized counseling and consultation services for gifted, talented and exceptional people.”

With Understanding Comes Calm

“Our mission is to empower parents, educators and professionals to bring out the best and raise self esteem in their twice exceptional (2e) children, students, clients, and themselves through education, tailor made strategies, and advocacy training.”

And here are some helpful websites, blogs, and podcasts for additional insight and perspective:

Hoagie's Gifted

“…the all-things-gifted site, full of resources, articles, books and links to help and support parents, teachers, and gifted children alike.” This site is mind-bogglingly broad and deep.

Third Factor

“We aim to offer thought-provoking content to the world’s creators and catalysts, to inspire and empower these intense souls to do what they are on Earth to do.”

High Ability - creative - highly intense and sensitive - multipotentialite - gifted

“part of The Creative Mind series of sites by Douglas Eby, providing information and inspiration for exploring your creativity and personal growth.”

Gifted Guru

“Gifted Guru is a site for everyone interested in or passionate about gifted kids (and even adults!). You can expect to find practical and useful resources, tips and tricks o’ the trade for parents and educators and homeschooling momecators (mom + educator!) alike.”

TiLT Parenting Podcast for parents of differently wired kids

“TiLT Parenting was founded in 2016 by Debbie Reber as a podcast and online community aimed at helping parents raising differently-wired kids do so from a place of confidence, connection, and joy. Debbie is passionate about the idea that being differently-wired isn’t a deficit —it’s a difference.”

Seth Perler - Executive Function & 2e Coach

“I’m Seth, a renegade teacher turned Executive Function Coach/Education Coach based in Boulder, CO. I help struggling students navigate a crazy educational landscape and do my part to “disrupt” and improve education. I specialize in Executive Function and 2e.”

Articles and stand-alone resources:

The Theory of Positive Disintegration

This personality theory, in part or in full, is utilized by many who specialize in giftedness.

Is My Child 2e? Twice Exceptional

“Generally speaking, twice exceptional, or 2e students, are both intellectually gifted & talented and learning disabled.”

What is Executive Function? In Plain English.

“If your child struggles with school (homework, trouble staying on-task, disorganized, problems with time management, avoidant, resistant, forgetful, overwhelmed, etc.), they probably struggle with Executive Function.”

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