Gifted - High Ability related sites / blogs ......

From  Talent Development Resources

Also see list of Highly Sensitive Sites

and the High Ability site

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96 Essential Sites & Blogs for Gifted Homeschoolers - "Homeschooled children are often ahead of the academic pack when it comes to learning and retaining information. This means parents have to up the ante and provide their child with a challenge that will keep them engaged in homeschool work. These websites and blogs are aimed at gifted students and give parents ideas for lessons and field trips that will stimulate their gifted homeschooler."

A Nation Deceived : How Schools Hold Back Americaís Brightest Students

A Spectrum of Minds

AboutIntelligence "was formed to offer a unique reference point on understanding intelligence and how we can use it. Can we improve intelligence? Can you spot intelligence? What is artificial intelligence.."

And All That Jazz - A creativity researcher's take on the highs and lows of pop culture and the arts - by James C. Kaufman, Ph.D.  [Psychology Today blog]

Attending to the Undervalued Self - "A fresh approach to those times when you doubt your own worth" - by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.

Beautiful Minds - Musings on Intelligence and Creativity in Society - by Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD  [Psychology Today blog]

The California Association for the Gifted

The Creativity Post - "a non-profit web platform committed to sharing the very best content on creativity."

Davidson Institute for Talent Development
"To recognize, nurture and support profoundly gifted young people and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents in positive ways to create value for themselves and others."

Educational Options -
site of Deborah L. Ruf, PhD - about "meeting the social, emotional, and academic needs of the intellectually gifted... people who do not fit the norms... families, children, adolescents, and adults.."

Eide Neurolearning Blog - "Weekly articles related to brain-based learning and learning styles, problem-solving and creativity, kids, families, and parenting, gifted and visual learners, dyslexia, attention deficit disorders, autism, and more."

European Council for High Ability

Finding the Next Einstein - Why smart is relative, by Jonathan Wai, PhD.

FIRST   (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)
"program that brings together America's top engineers and thousands of high-school students."

Genius and Madness - From Elvis to Picasso and the thorny intersection of "madness" and creativity - by William Todd Schultz  [Psychology Today blog]

Gifted Adult Forum - "set up in response to enquiries received daily through the Gifted & Creative Services Website from gifted adults living in countries all over the world. The common themes in these enquiries has been the search for information about giftedness in adults, support for the exploration of individual giftedness and a peer group of like-minded gifted people." - Facilitated by Lesley Sword, Director of Gifted & Creative Services Australia > Subscription / member fee may be waived for those who would like to participate and can't afford it - mention you learned of the forum from this site : Talent Development Resources

Gifted Adults Information - multiple links to articles, sites etc

Gifted and Creative Services Australia Pty Ltd [site of Lesley Sword]

Gifted and Creative Thinking Index

Gifted & Talented Adults' Journal

Gifted and Talented Teens [suite101.com]

Gifted Conference Planners
"a non-profit corporation, is comprised of teachers, parents, and gifted adults who care deeply about the needs of the gifted. While we are running conferences on highly and profoundly gifted people at the moment, we also have explicit interests in supporting the Twice-Exceptional, Underachieving, Minority, and other underserved populations among the gifted."

Gifted Development Center  - Institute for the Study of Advanced Development

Gifted Exchange  "the blog about gifted children, schooling, parenting, education news and changing American education for the better."

Gifted for Life - "about empowering gifted adults like you to become everything you can be."

Gifted Kids Speak
"The goal of this project is to gain insight and understanding from (mostly young) people about their thoughts about being gifted, the schools they attend and future plans. ... The work parallels a study done in the early 1980s, which asked very similar (and in many cases the same) questions to school-age children which led to publication of a book in 1984 called Gifted Children Speak Out (by Jim Delisle)."

The Gifted Resource Center of New England
".. serves the needs of gifted children, adolescents and their families. Clinical psychological and educational services are offered in assessment, psychotherapy, curriculum design, school consultation and teacher in-service. Also, articles, resource lists, and suggested readings are offered."

Gifted Resources.  "We are an information service for parents and teachers of gifted students and the service providers who cater for them."

gifteduniverse.com - "What kind of work environment is best suited to a gifted adult?  No doubt there are many answers to that question but what characteristics do these jobs/work environments have in common? gifteduniverse.com is a platform to explore these questions: what does it mean to be a gifted adult?

Gifted Unlimited - Kevin R. Johnson, M.A. - “developmental support for the gifted individual”

The Gifted Way - "For and by gifted, talented and creative adults.... by Christopher J. Coulson, a gifted adult who works with other gifted adults."

Great Potential Press

GT World  (gifted and talented children, plus some adult material)

> also see their GT-Adults Mailing List

Haven's Refuge The network site for Gifted teens

High Ability  - giftedness / adult development topics

High Cognitive Minds

Highly Sensitive

Highly Sensitive People

The Hoagies' Gifted Page  
resources and links for  Parents, for  Educators, Counselors, Administrators and other Professionals, and for  Kids & Teens.

The Hollingworth Center for Highly Gifted Children
"A National Volunteer Resource and Support Network for Highly Gifted Children, their Families, Schools and Communities."

The Hypatia Society  - "a group aiming to encourage multiple talents and geniuses within individuals..."

Institute for Educational Advancement
"provides direct student services, educational consulting services and develops eduactional products to promote intellectual and creative growth among high potential youth."

International Society for Gifted Adults and Advocates (ISGAA)

Introverts Self Discovery Program
"We gathered input from introverts all over the world for eight years to design this special course... designed BY introverts FOR introverts. It is a distance learning and support tool for self discovery. ... "

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation - "to help young people of exceptional promise reach their full potential through education. We focus in particular on scholarships for outstanding individuals with financial need."

Jessica Thayer: Consultant to the Highly Gifted Person

Kuipers & Van Kempen - "offers coaching and counselling to extra intelligent and gifted adults in their career and work and in their development of identity and excellence. Welcome to the English version of our Dutch website! We aim to offer you insight and tools to discover more about our concept of 'eXtra intelligence' or 'Xi' and to find out whether and how it applies to you or to people that you know."

Laurel Springs School  - accredited K-12 independent study program.. distance-learning environment

The MacArthur Foundation
"a private, independent grantmaking institution dedicated to helping groups and individuals foster lasting improvement in the human condition. Through the support it provides, the Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, helps strengthen institutions, participates in the formation of effective policy, and provides information to the public..."

MyGiftedLife.org  "..was created when the Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted site's forums closed.  ... This is not a high-IQ society or  corporate entity.  Our mission is to provide a place where people can provide fellowship, encouragement and information to each other when needed.  MGL is for gifted persons and those involved in their lives, including parents, families and friends.  Educators, psychologists and other professionals are welcome, as are others who may simply want information about giftedness."

National Association for Gifted Children 

The National Foundation for Gifted and Creative Children

The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT)

The Nobel Prize Internet Archive

Our Gifted Online Conferences
A place to join together to meet, share, learn, and discuss issues pertaining to giftedness and talent of all individuals regardless of race, age, gender, economic status, and/or twice/thrice exceptionalities.

Our Gifted Online Conferences / Gifted - OGTOC - "A place to join together to meet, share, learn, and discuss issues pertaining to giftedness and talent of all individuals regardless of race, age, gender, economic status, and/or twice/thrice exceptionalities.If your children did not come with instructions, then OGTOC will be a resource you will find very beneficial."

Overexcitable   "Why blog? Lofty aim: reduce prejudice against gifted/high IQ people by daily exposure to one such individual. Humble aim: stop annoying family and friends."

The PACE Center at Tufts - "Traditionally, "abilities," "competencies," and "expertise" have been viewed as separate and largely distinct constructs and research areas within the broader field of psychology. In this traditional view, the psychology of abilities studies people's largely innate capabilities; the psychology of competencies studies skills people have acquired; and the psychology of expertise studies the development and structure of people's extraordinary mastery of skills. The PACE Center at Tufts is dedicated to the idea that these three areas of psychology are inextricably intertwined."

Profoundly Gifted Institute
"..a non-profit organization established to support and build programs on college campuses for children who work multiple years above age-level. We are a multi-age, intellectual-peer learning-environment that meets individual educational-challenges while fulfilling the social and emotional needs of children performing 5 or more years above age-level."

Project Zero
"to understand and enhance learning, thinking, and creativity in the arts, as well as
humanistic and scientific disciplines, at the individual and institutional levels."

Puttylike - Lifestyle Design for Multipotentialites! By Emilie Wapnick, author of the Renaissance Business system – "Designed Specifically for the Multi-Passionate Entrepreneur."

Raising Smart Girls - By "38 year old former scientist in the field of biotechnology... now stay at home mom... This blog is devoted to learning all I can about raising smart girls, about reaching out to other parents of children who may be experiencing selective mutism and to write about my thoughts."

The Research on Giftedness and Talent (RGT) Special Interest Group of the American Education Research Association - "deals with research studies that focus on how giftedness and talent are developed and nurtured."

Rocamora School Inc [Los Angeles, CA]
"We are a non-profit organization that provides ongoing educational and transformational resources primarily for gifted and talented adults. All of the courses taught at the School are designed specifically to help students to be free of old patterns and live in a sustainable state of presence, creativity and spontaneity, with an open heart."

The Ryman Program for Young Artists [Los Angeles, CA]
"dedicated to teaching classical drawing and painting skills to talented, motivated young people as a bridge to a lifetime that expresses and appreciates the arts."

SENG: Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted

Shulamit.info - Serving the Needs of the Gifted - Shulamit Widawsky, Educational Therapist

Society for Research in Adult Development (SRAD)
The international membership.. includes people from all disciplines who are interested in positive adult development. Positive adult development refers to development starting in late adolescence and continuing through life. The focus is on expanded capabilities and changes that improve the quality of life.

The Summer Institute for the Gifted
"a unique and prestigious three-week residential or day, co-educational, summer program for academically talented students in grades one through eleven." [held in a number of different cities]

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted

TAGFAM - talented and gifted individuals and their families

Talent is a force, not a tool
A "natural" in any job shows unlearned abilities: knacks, talents and aptitudes. Aptitudes are important behavioral vectors. They are key factors in long term career, work and job success, productivity, longevity...... and happiness.

Talent Psychology - "This site is dedicated to the fulfillment of high-potential and the application of talent psychology to individual and organizational development." [Site of Mary-Elaine Jacobsen.]

The Theory of Positive Disintegration by Kazimierz Dabrowski.
A Polish psychiatrist and psychologist, Kazimierz Dabrowski developed the Theory of Positive Disintegration, a theory of personality development, over his lifetime of clinical and academic work. ... Since 1980, there has been a small but consistent demand for Dabrowski’s works. This demand has largely evolved in the United States where Michael Piechowski applied his vision of the theory to gifted education.

Twice Gifted
"The purpose of this site is to bring to light some of the unique and phenomenal talents of those who are nothing short of extraordinary and unfortunately, many times overlooked in regards to their talents. This site also provides information on mental and emotional issues unique to gifted individuals and provides an overview of gifted characteristics in general."

Working Creativity - Tapping into your everyday genius - by Mark Batey, Ph.D. [Psychology Today blog]

World Council for Gifted and Talented Children

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Gifted Grownups

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Misdiagnosis And Dual Diagnoses Of Gifted Children And Adults
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