Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted: 30 Essays on Giftedness, 30 Years of SENG

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9781480052291: Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted: 30 Essays on Giftedness, 30 Years of SENG

To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) offers a collection of 30 essays from leading experts in the gifted community. The essays provide an overview and resource for anyone who works with or cares for the gifted, from gifted adults and teens to parents of gifted children, educators, counselors or medical professionals. Some of the topics include:

  • parenting gifted children
  • living with the intensity that often accompanies giftedness
  • counseling and educating gifted individuals
  • giftedness in diverse communities and special needs populations
  • the role of teachers and other professionals in the lives of the gifted
  • first-person essays describing the challenges and joys of giftedness in children and adults
Contributors to this collection include Angela Arenivar, Rose Blackett, Dina Brulles, Marc Caplan, Lori Comallie-Caplan, Christine Fonseca, Rosina M. Gallagher, Jean Goerss, Judith Wynn Halsted, Jane Hesslein, Holly Hughes, Joseph Hughes, Tiombe-Bisa Kendrick, Carolyn Kottmeyer, Marianne Kuzujanakis, Sharon Lind, Linda Neumann, Vidisha Patel, Steven Pfeiffer, Sheri Plybon, Michael Postma, Amy Price, Helen Prince, Carol Raymond, Sylvia Rimm, Lisa Rivero, Patricia Schuler, Beverly Shaklee, Michael Shaughnessy, Wenda Sheard, Jeremy Tardy and James T. Webb.
Table of Contents

Introduction
 
PART I: THE SENG DIFFERENCE
Coming Full-Circle, by Jane Hesslein
SENG's 25th Anniversary Conference: Reflections on SENG's History, by James T. Webb
SMPG: My Gifted Education, by Carol Raymond
What SENG Means to Me: Perspectives from SENG's First Executive Director, by Amy Price

PART II: UNDERSTANDING GIFTEDNESS
Overexcitability and the Gifted, by Sharon Lind
Asynchronous Development, by Jean Goerss
Young Gifted Children, by Beverly Shaklee
Teasing and Gifted Children, by Patricia Schuler
Sylvia Rimm on Perfectionism in the Gifted, by Michael Shaughnessy
Can We Capture and Measure the Creativity Beast?, by Rose Blackett
 
PART III: NOT JUST FOR PARENTS
GT Kids and Behavior: Seven Strategies to Help Kids (and Parents) Cope, by Christine Fonseca
Using Books to Meet the Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Students, by Judith Wynn Halsted
Encouraging Emotional Intelligence, by Stephen Pfeiffer
Parenting Twice-exceptional Children, by Dina Brulles
September Back-To-School Suggestions, by Wenda Sheard
Gifted Education: What I Wished I Had Known Sooner!, by Carolyn Kottmeyer
Finding the Glory - On and Off the Playing Field, by Linda Neumann
Helping Your Gifted Child Through Divorce, Part 1, by Lori Comallie-Caplan
Helping Your Gifted Child Through Divorce: Part 2, by Lori Comallie-Caplan and Marc Caplan
Where Does a Pediatric Doctor Fit in the Care of Gifted Children?, by Marianne Kuzujanakis
One More Door...a personal challenge, by Sheri Plybon


PART IV: FIRST-PERSON GIFTED
Resilient Hispanic Women, by Rosina M. Gallagher
The Hardships of Being Gifted in Culturally Diverse Populations, by Tiombe Kendrick
The Best of Both Worlds: On Being Indian, by Vidisha Patel
Rising to Juilliard: A Profile of a Gifted Young Actor
Under the Spell of Words, by Angela Arenivar
Through His Eyes and Through His Mother's Eyes, by Joseph and Holly Hughes
Why We Homeschooled, by Lisa Rivero
Benny and Me: A Father Sees Himself Through His Son, by Michael Postma
Dear SENG: "Gifted Adults" - A Personal Experience, by  Helen Prince

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SENG is the only national non-profit dedicated to empowering families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. SENG’s programs include webinars, a monthly newsletter, continuing education courses, SENG Model Parent Groups, and an annual conference. SENG is an independent, non-profit organization with a diverse international Board of Directors.

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