Helpful Resources


The Association for the Gifted (TAG). TAG was organized as a division of The Council for Exceptional Children in 1958 to help both professionals and parents deal more effectively with the gifted child.

The College of William and Mary Center for Gifted Education. In addition to providing some of the most current research related to educating and parenting gifted children, this site provides information about available educational opportunities for students, parents and educators.

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). CEC is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.

The Gifted Development Center serves parents, schools, and advocacy groups with information about identification, assessment, counseling, learning styles, programs, presentations, and resources for gifted children and adults.

Hoagies' Gifted Education is a resource guide for the education of gifted children with links to resources on nearly every aspect of gifted education available on the internet, plus annotations and first hand information provided by parents.

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC). NAGC members receive the quarterly newsletter, Parenting for High Potential.

Virginia Association for the Gifted (VAG). VAG is an organization that advocates for gifted education throughout the state of Virginia. In addition to publishing a quarterly newsletter, VAG holds statewide conferences and seminars annually. Membership is open to any person interested in gifted education.

Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). VDOE details state services available to identified gifted students as well as the regulations governing gifted education throughout the commonwealth.

All Education Schools provides information on becoming a gifted education teacher:


Parenting the Very Young Gifted Child by Nancy M. Robinson. The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, 1993. This report provides research-based answers to questions facing families of young, gifted children as those often posed to preschool teachers, physicians, psychologists, and other professionals who deal with young children.

Gifted Kids Speak Out, by James R. Delisle. Free Spirit Publishing, 1987. How gifted children think and feel about school, friends, their families, and the future, in their own words.

Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World: Unlocking the Potential of Your ADD Child, by Jeffrey Freed and Laure Parsons. New York: Simon and Shuster, 1998. This book is for parents who feel their child needs help overcoming learning challenges related to homework. The book's greatest strength is that it helps parents teach their children how to use a variety of strategies to better understand content.

Pathways of Learning: Teaching Students and Parents About Multiple Intelligences, by David Lazear. Zephyr Press, 2001. Explains the theory of multiple intelligences for parents.

Work Left Undone: Choices and Compromises of Talented Females, by Sally Morgan Reis. Creative Learning Press, 1998.

Genius Denied, by Jan & Bob Davidson with Laura Vanderkam. Simon and Schuster, April 2004.

Growing up Gifted: Developing the Talent and Potential of Children at Home and at School, 5th ed. by Charles E. Merrill. Prentice Hall, 2001. The definitive textbook for parents and teachers that explains a number of aspects for educating and parenting gifted learners.

National Excellence: The case of Developing America's Talent. Washington, DC: 1993. A conclusive and easy-to-understand report about gifted children's educational needs. Call (877) 4-ED-PUBS to request a copy, or read it on the Web.

Magazines and Journals

Creative Kids, The nation's largest magazine by and for kids. The magazine includes games, stories, and opinions all by and for kids ages 8-14.

Gifted Children Monthly, Online newsletter for parents and teachers of gifted and talented children.

Gifted Child Quarterly, Publishes manuscripts that offer new or creative insights about giftedness and talent development in the context of the school, the home, and the wider society. Also publishes research studies as well as manuscripts that explore policy and policy implications.

Gifted Child Today, Offers educators practical and timely information about motivating and educating talented learners.

The Great Potential Press, Inc. Offers award-winning books for parents, teachers, and educators of gifted, talented, and creative children.

Imagine, A periodical for middle and high school students who want to take control of their learning and get the most out of their pre college years.

The Journal for the Education of the Gifted, The Journal for the Education of the Gifted offers information and research on the educational and psychological needs of gifted and talented children.

Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, Offers education professionals comprehensive and critical information needed for building an effective educational environment for gifted adolescents. It accomplishes this through a mixture of innovative theory and research.

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