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Being Smart about Gifted Children

A Guidebook for Parents and Educators

Matthews & Foster

The 'mysteries' of giftedness are unveiled in this book. The authors invite parents and educators to step into the 'mystery' and 'mastery' models of gifted education, to learn ways of developing a child's natural abilities, and to understand controversy surrounding commonly held assumptions in the field. They demonstrate the necessity to match educational experiences with a child's needs at any given time, and then proceed to explain how to make that happen.

22x15cm  448 pages  $49.95  
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Bringing out the Best

A Guide for parents of young gifted children.

Saunders & Espeland

Useful information for parents on everything from stimulating brain development to avoiding parent burnout.

19x24cm  234 pages  $35.95  
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Challenging the Gifted Child

An Open Approach to Working with Advanced Young Readers

Margaret Stevens

Gifted children are quick on the uptake, can be frustrated by repetition and easily become impatient when unchallenged. Challenging the Gifted Child outlines a tried and tested approach for encouraging able children to focus their active minds in a productive way and discover the joy and value of reading. The author explains the criteria for choosing appropriate reading for the child and describes ways to help deepen their understanding of both literature and language. Using examples from the author's extensive experience, this book encourages the development of independent learning skills and will help parents and educators to create a personalized reading program for a gifted child at home or small groups of children in school. Photo-copiable materials are included, along with samples of reading lists for different age groups

27x21cm  191 pages  $38.95  
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Different Minds

Gifted Children with Ad/Hd, Asperger Syndrome, and Other Learning Deficits

Deirdre Lovecky

Through recognizing the different levels and kinds of giftedness, this book provides an insight into the challenges and benefits specific to gifted children with attention difficulties. Explaining why certain children are gifted and how giftedness is manifested, each chapter on a specific topic addresses the relevance for children with AD/HD and Asperger Syndrome. Lovecky guides parents and professionals through methods of diagnosis and advises on how best to nurture individual needs, positive behavior and relationships at home and at school.
Lovecky explores concepts such as asynchrony and the effects of such 'uneven' development on children, using case studies to illustrate emotional, intellectual, creative and social development.

23x16cm  528 pages  $39.95  
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Educating the Gifted & Talented

Resource Issues and Processes for Teachers.

Clark & Callow

Suggests ways in which teachers can extend their range of skills and develop their thinking and practice to offer the best learning environment for high-achieving students. Raises key issues relating to provision for gifted and talented students in primary and secondary schools and provides practical ideas for management and organization of classroom, departmental and whole-school levels.

17x25cm  156 pages  $52.00  
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Gifted Kidsí Survival Guide

A Teen handbook.

Judy Galbraith

Revised, expanded and enlarged, this book is written with lots of contributions from gifted teenagers. It's full of surprising facts, step-by-step strategies, practical how-tos, and inspiring quotations, and information about taking charge of your education and being a smart teen.

20x15cm  295 pages  $34.95  
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Smart Boys

Talent, Manhood, and the Search for Meaning

Barbara Kerr

Why do so many smart boys have problems with depression and anger in adolescence or later in their adult years? Why do so many of our brightest boys and young men underachieve in school and fail to reach their full potential in the world of work? Why do so many of them struggle to succeed in their personal relationships? This book includes suggestions for helping smart boys stay motivated, thought-provoking insights for gifted men, examinations of current research and books, and personal interviews with men who have experienced mid-life crises or failures.

24x15cm  362 pages  $50.00  
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Smart Girls

A New Psychology of Girls, Women, & Giftedness 3rd ed

Barbara A. Kerr

Why do gifted and talented girls so often fail to realize their potential as they reach adolescence and adulthood? This outstanding book summarizes research on gifted girls, presents biographies of eminent women and examines the current educational and family milieu.
Gives practical advice to parents, teachers and policy-makers about ways to help gifted girls reach their potential. Bright women who read this book will see themselves and their issues and will find it very helpful.

15x23cm  270 pages  $50.00  
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Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom

Strategies and techniques every teacher can use to meet the academic needs of the gifted and talented.

Susan Winebrenner

Teachers can count on this for insight, advice and strategies that work. This new edition has a new chapter on the characteristics of gifted students and one on parenting gifted children.

21x28cm  184 pages  $72.95  
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They're Not Bringing My Brain Out

Understanding and Working with Gifted and Talented Learners

Rosemary Cathcart

Have you ever wondered...how to cope with a very bright child when you've got 25 other children in the class what to do now you're in charge of the gifted programme how to help the teacher understand your gifted child. This book is written for everyone who lives or works with a gifted child - classroom teachers, GATE coordinators, parents and caregivers, special needs and resource teachers, counsellors and home-schooling families.
Provides clear discussion of the issues involved for all concerned - including the child
Sets out four key concepts for understanding and meeting the needs of gifted learners (the REACH model)
Includes a wealth of practical, easy-to-use strategies for implementing this model, with loads of high-interest lesson ideas and examples
covers a wide range of supporting topics such as resources, ability grouping, parent perspectives, cultural differences, giftedness and learning disability, and much more, plus special material on identification.
Written by one of New Zealand's leading authorities on gifted education, this updated edition extends a text already recognised as an essential guide to this important topic.

24x19cm  200 pages  $45.00  
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