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Designing and Developing Programs for Gifted Students

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Joan Franklin Smutny is the founder and Director of the Center for Gifted at National-Louis University and also teaches gifted education courses to graduate students.  The Center for Gifted offers programs to thousands of gifted children from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds - age 4 through Grade 10.  In 1996, she won the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contributions to the field of gifted education.  She has authored, coauthored, and edited nine books on gifted education, including Teaching Young Gifted Children in the Regular Classroom (1997), The Young Gifted Child: an Anthology (1998), Gifted Girls (1998), Stand Up for Your Gifted Child (2001), and Underserved Gited Populations (2002).  She has written many articles and is a contributing editor for Understanding Our Gifted and Roeper Review.