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Gifted Education - Parent Resources


AAGT (Arizona Association for the Gifted and Talented) for Parents: Link

SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) Eduction and  Training Opportunity- webpage  &   webinars

NAGC (National Association for the Gifted Children): 

Local Opportunities:
    Barrett Summer Scholars: Link
Southwest Shakespeare Company - 2018 Summer Conservatory Production: Link


Parent University - Gifted 101   August 31,2017

   Powerpoint: Link
   Documents/Resources:  Perfectionism   Exec Function   Underachievement    Dabrowski/Overexcitabilities   
       Creative, Curiosity and More.. 

Web Resources:
      Gifted Advocacy/Resource Group:
   Parenting Gifted Children     
      National Research Center on Gifted & Talented  at the University of Connecticut
      U.S. Department of Education
      Davidson Institute for Talent Development 
      Future Problem Solving Program 

 Parent Newsletters: 
         Perfectionism and the Gifted Child
         Dabrowski's Overexcitabilities or Intensities
         A Guide to the Gifted Learner
         Uneven Development in Gifted Children   
         Supporting Your Gifted Child This Summer
         Helpful Hints for Supporting Your Gifted Child   
         The Quantitatively Gifted Learner
         Verbally Gifted Learners
          Visual Spatial Learner Newsletter                      
          Guide For Families

General Information Regarding Giftedness:

I Am Gifted (video):

Top Ten Myths in Gifted Education (video):
Myths About Gifted Children: Document  

 Suggested Readings: 

           Suggested Reading List 

Books Available for Checkout From the Gifted Education Library:
           Book List 

NAGT (National Association of Gifted and Talented) Recommendation- Games for Gifted Learners:
         List of Games

For information about Gilbert Supporters of the Gifted, a parent booster group, please visit their website:

Twice Exceptional (2e) Information:
     The term twice-exceptional (2e) refers to individuals who are gifted, but are also eligible for special education services. While these students demonstrate many characteristics associated with giftedness, areas of advanced aptitude may be masked by the challenges associated with their disability. Gilbert Public Schools recognizes the sometimes hidden potential of 2e students and is committed to fostering partnerships between special education case managers, gifted coaches, and classroom teachers to identify balanced supports that honor 2e students' capabilities and accommodate their learning, social/emotional, sensory/language-processing, and physical differences. Since the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) does not address gifted supports, campus staff may consider developing a Gifted Accommodation Plan (GAP) as an informal guide to the scaffolds that allow the student to access acceleration and enrichment opportunities in identified areas of giftedness.    

Resources that some families may find helpful in better understanding their 2e student:

Click here to view 2e resources provided by the Gifted Education Parent Council. 



Texts- (Not 2-e specific, just about executive-functioning deficits) (Not 2e-specific, but anxiety seems to come up a lot with 2e kids)


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