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Gifted Organizations
Interested in having your child in MENSA? MENSA is an organization that is open to anyone who scores in the top two percent on an accepted, standardized intelligence test. MENSA offers gifted people of all ages a place to explore interests and make new friends. You can find out more about the membership benefits for children at [[http://www.us.mensa.org/Content/AML/NavigationMenu/Programs/GiftedChildren/Gifted_Children.htm|[[http://www.us.mensa.org/Content/AML/NavigationMenu/Programs/GiftedChildren/Gifted_Children.htm]]]]
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Recommended Books for Parents of a Gifted Child(ren)
Title
Author
Acceleration for Gifted Learners, K-5
Joan Franklin Smutny, Sally Y. Walker, Elizabeth A. Meckstroth
A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America’s Brightest Students
Assouline, Colangelo & Gross
And Still We Rise: The Trials and Triumphs of Twelve Gifted Inner-City High School Students
Corwin, Miles


Annamarie Roeper: Selected Writings and Speeches
Roeper, Annamarie
Bringing Out the Best
Saunders, Jacquelyn
Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools You Should Know About Even If You're Not a Straight-A Student
Pope, Loren
Coping For Capable Kids
Cohen, LeoNora M.
Counseling the Gifted and Talented
Silverman, Linda Kreger
Courage to Achieve: Why America's Brightest Women Struggle to Fulfill Their Promise
Walker, Betty A.
Cradles of Eminence
Goertzel, Victor, et al.
Creative Homeschooling
Rivero, Lisa
Different Minds: Gifted Children with AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and Other Learning Deficits
Lovecky, Deidre
Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, The
Tomlinson, Carol Ann
Differentiating Instruction In the Regular Classroom: How to Reach and Teach All Learners, Grades 3-12
Heacox, Diane
Differentiation for Gifted and Talented Students
Tomlinson, Carol Ann
Dreamers, Discoverers and Dynamos: How to Help the Child Who Is Bright, Bored and Having Problems In School
Palladino, Lucy Jo
Early Gifts: Recognizing and Nurturing Children's Talents
Limburg-Weber, Lisa
Empowering Gifted Minds: Educational Advocacy That Works
Gilman, Barbara Jackson
Genius Denied: How to Stop Wasting Our Brightest Young Minds
Davidson, Jan & Bob
Get Off My Brain: A Survival Guide for Lazy Students
McCutcheon, Randall
Gifted Adult: A Revolutionary Guide for Liberating Everyday GeniusTM
Jacobsen, Mary-Elaine
Gifted Children and Legal Issues: An Update
Karnes, Frances A.
Gifted Children: Myths and Realities
Winner, Ellen
Gifted Grownups: The Mixed Blessings of Extraordinary Potential
Streznewski, Marylou
Gifted Kids Speak Out: Hundreds of Kids Ages 6-13 Talk About School, Friends, Their Families, and the Future
Delisle, James
Gifted Kids' Survival Guide: A Teen Handbook
Galbraith, Judy
Gifted Kids' Survival Guide: For Ages 10 & Under
Galbraith, Judy
Gifted Parent Groups: The SENG Model
Webb, James T.
Growing Up Gifted: Developing the Potential of Children At Home and At School (6th edition)
Clark, Barbara
Guiding the Gifted Child: A Practical Source for Parents and Teachers
Webb, James T.
Helping Gifted Children Soar: A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers
Strip, Carol A.
Identification of Students for Gifted and Talented Programs
Renzulli, Joseph S.
Identifying Gifted Students
Johnsen, Susan
Iowa Acceleration Scale Manual: A Guide for Whole-Grade Acceleration (K-8)
Susan G. Assouline, Nicholas Colangelo, Ann Lupkowski-Shoplik, Jonathan Lipscomb
Losing our Minds: Gifted Children Left Behind
Ruf, Deborah
Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults
Webb, Amend, Webb, Goerss, Beljan and Olenchak
On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children (2nd edition)
Cross, Tracy
Once Upon a Mind: Stories and Scholars of Gifted Child Education
Delisle, Jim
Perfectionism: What's Bad About Being Too Good
Goldberg, Jan
Raisin' Brains: Surviving My Smart Family
Isaacson, Karen L.J.
Raising Champions: A Parent Handbook for Nurturing Their Gifted Children
Sayler, Michael


Raising Your Spirited Child: A Guide for Parents Whose Child Is More Intense, Sensitive, Perceptive, Persistent, Energetic
Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Re-Forming Gifted Education: Matching the Program to the Child
Rogers, Karen B.
Smart Boys: Talent, Manhood, and the Search for Meaning
Kerr, Barbara
Smart Girls: A New Psychology of Girls, Women, and Giftedness (revised edition)
Kerr, Barbara


Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know?
Neihart, Maureen


Some of My Best Friends Are Books: Guiding Gifted Readers from Pre-School to High School (2nd edition)
Halsted, Judith Wynn


Stand Up for Your Gifted Child: How to Make the Most of Kids' Strengths At School and At Home
Smutny, Joan Franklin


Survival Guide for Parents of Gifted Kids: How to Understand, Live With, and Stick Up for Your Gifted Child
Walker, Sally Yahnke
Talented Teenagers: The Roots of Success and Failure
Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly, et al.
Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom: Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use to Meet the Academic Needs of the Gifted and Talented
Winebrenner, Susan
Teenagers' Guide to School Outside the Box
Greene, Rebecca
Tests: A Comprehensive Reference for Assessments in Psychology, Education, and Business
Maddox, Taddy
The Mislabeled Child: How Understanding Your Child's Unique Learning Style Can Open the Door to Success
Brock Eide and Fernette Eide
They Say My Kid's Gifted: Now What?
Olenchak, F. Richard
To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled: Strategies for Helping Bright Students with LD, ADHD and More
Baum, Susan
Twice-Exceptional and Special Populations of Gifted Students
Baum, Susan
Understanding Creativity
Piirto, Jane
Understanding Those Who Create
Piirto, Jane
Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual Spatial Learner
Silverman, Linda Kreger
War Against Excellence: The Rising Tide of Mediocrity in America's Middle Schools
Yecke, Cheri Pierson
When Gifted Kids Don't Have All the Answers: How to Meet Their Social and Emotional Needs