Practical Tools for Parents
The digital age has sparked an explosion of information and resources around the globe -- sometimes making it difficult to spot the proverbial forest for the trees. Whether you're new to the world of high potential young people or have years of experience with gifted children, NAGC is here to help! We have collected the practical resources you need and the high-quality information you have come to trust in one easily accessible, organized location. So, take a walk though our top notch forest (and keep your eyes open for the trees, too).
The Big Picture
If you're looking for answers to questions like "What is gifted?" and "Why do we need gifted education?" -- this is the place to start.
Glossary of Terms
Every area of knowledge has its own unusual set of terms and phrases. Our glossary is designed to help you translate and build a stronger understanding of the frequently used vocabulary in gifted education.
A History of Gifted Education
Check out this timeline which traces the significant events and innovations in the field from the 19th century to today.
NAGC Pre-K--Grade 12 Gifted Program Standards
Written and endorsed by experts, these invaluable resources are designed to help you identify the characteristics of exemplary gifted programming and create educational environments that maximize a child's potential.
NAGC's Parenting for High Potential Magazine
Parenting for High Potential (PHP) is an award-winning quarterly magazine designed for parents who want to make a difference in their children's lives. Packed with advice about developing a child's gifts and talents to the fullest, each issue includes special features, expert advice columns, software and book reviews, ideas from parents of high potential youngsters, and a pullout children's section.
NAGC Position Statements
Are you looking for an authoritative recommendation on topics concerning gifted children? NAGC position statements provide a reasoned, researched, and endorsed viewpoint from a nationally recognized organization.
Information for your Pediatrician
NAGC and Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) have come together to bring teachers and parents alike this valuable public information brochure to use with psychologists, pediatricians, and family physicians.
We have collected brief, research-based summaries of information from the federal Education Resources Information Clearinghouse (ERIC) related to raising and teaching gifted children.
Connecting for High Potential
Looking for ways to connect schools and families? This is the place you have been searching for!
A Parent Toolkit
NAGC recognizes that parents are a child's first and best advocate. Therefore, we have assembled a toolkit of resources tailored to their needs.
An Advocacy Toolkit
If you are trying to make changes in federal, state, or local policy, we have an invaluable set of tools for you!
Related Resource Links
Review other organizations and resources actively supporting gifted children.