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Editors: Jennifer L. Jolly, Ph.D., Donald J. Treffinger, Ph.D., Tracy F. Inman, Joan Franklin Smutny, Ph.D.
When parents need the most authoritative information on raising gifted kids, they can turn to Parenting Gifted Children: The Authoritative Guide From the National Association for Gifted Children. This comprehensive guide covers topics such as working with high achievers and young gifted children, acceleration, advocating for talented students, serving as role models and mentors for gifted kids, homeschooling, underachievement, twice-exceptional students, and postsecondary opportunities. The only book of its kind, this guidebook will allow parents to find the support and resources they need to help their children find success in school and beyond. Written by experts in the field of gifted education and sponsored by the leading organization supporting the education of gifted and advanced learners, this book is sure to provide guidance, advice, and support for any parent of gifted children. ISBN: 978-1-59363-430-8 592 Pages, paperback
By Donald J. Treffinger, Grover Young, Carole Nassab, Edwin Selby, & Carol Wittig.
Gifted programs should be as innovative, unique, and ever-evolving as the students they serve. This comprehensive handbook provides the expert guidance and tools necessary for shaping a contemporary, inclusive talent development program tailored to students' individual needs and strengths. Rather than imposing a Òone-size-fits-allÓ model, this guide offers a flexible six-stage framework for planning, implementing, evaluating, and enhancing gifted education programs. The authors draw upon current theory, research, and more than 20 years of professional experience with schools, districts, and state education agencies to provide proven approaches for designing new programs and reinvigorating existing ones. Practical tips and ready-to-use resources include: CD-ROM with reproducibles and presentations aligned with each chapter; Needs assessment and climate inventory exercises and resources; Methods for constructing and implementing action plans; Strategies for tackling logistics, including how to form planning committees and effectively lead the planning process; Program goal-setting and evaluation tools Ideal for gifted education coordinators, administrators and special education directors, this handbook covers best practices from leading experts to inspire innovation, improvement, growth, and change for talent development that contributes to the total school program.. Paperback (2007).
Enhancing and Expanding Gifted Programs:
The Levels of Service Approach
By Donald J. Treffinger, Grover Young, Carole Nassab, & Carol Wittig
Enhancing and Expanding Gifted Programs: The Levels of Service Approach, by Don Treffinger, Grover Young, and Carol Wittig, offers an innovative, field-tested approach to programming for talent development. This new book is the most comprehensive description available of our research-supported, practical model for talent development programming. Our goals were to offer a straightforward method of organizing student experiences, and to provide a practical, how-to manual for building an effective LoS talent development program. The book includes a thorough description and discussion of each of the four levels. We identify three to five "keys for success" for each level, suggest specific services and programming activities for each level, and point the way to additional areas of development. This book also provides strategies for planning, implementation, and evaluation of programming. Paperbound, (2003). ISBN # 1-882664-98-1.