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Social and Emotional Adjustment

Welcome to the related resources section for Social and Emotional issues. We have assembled a sampling of books, National Research Center publications, journal articles, and other resources that will assist you understanding the social and Emotional issues facing gifted children.

Books relating to Social and Emotional Development

The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children edited by Maureen Neihart, Sally M. Reis, Nancy M. Robinson, & Sydney M. Moon

Essential Readings in Gifted Education: Volume 8 Social/Emotional Issues, Underachievement, and Counseling Gifted and Talented Students
edited by Sidney M. Moon

Helping Gifted Children Soar: A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers by C. Strip

The Gifted Kids' Survival Guide: A Teen Handbook by Judy Galbraith and Jim Delisle

Helping Boys Succeed in School by Terry W. Neu andRich Weinfeld

When Gifted Kids Don't Have All the Answers by Judy Galbraith and Jim Delisle

On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Kids: Understanding and Guiding Their Development (3rd Ed.) by Tracy L. Cross

Guiding the Gifted Child  by James T. Webb, Elizabeth A. Meckstroth, and Stephanie S. Tolan

NRC/GT (National Research Center Papers)

The work of The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT) is guided by emerging research about the broadened conception of human potential and the need to develop "high-end learning" opportunities for all of America's students. Many monographs are available on-line at no charge, while others are available for a small fee.

The Prism Metaphor: A New Paradigm for Reversing Underachievement

The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Students

Counseling Gifted and Talented Students

Counseling Gifted African American Students: Promoting Achievement, Identity, and Social and Emotional Well-Being

A Study of Achievement and Underachievement Among Gifted, Potentially Gifted, and Average African American Students

Self-Concept and the Gifted Child

Attention Deficit Disorders and Gifted Students: What Do We Really Know?

Voices of Perfectionism: Perfectionistic Gifted Adolescents in a Rural Middle School

Selected Recordings from NAGC Conferences

Complete Conference recordings are available for $199.00. Below are the sessions that are recommended.

2006 Annual Conference (Charlotte, NC)

23 Sessions Relating to Socio-Emotional Characteristics 

2005 Annual Conference (Louisville, KY)

CG12 - Fluff or Foundation? Social/Emotional Curriculum for Talent Development

CG13 - Boys: Meeting the Social Emotional Needs of Gifted Boys

And 16 other Sessions Available

Professional Papers by Subject

Mis-Diagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children: Gifted and LD, ADHD, OCD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder by James T. Webb

Bibliotherapy by Mardziah Hayati Abdullah

Nurturing Socio-Emotional Development of Gifted Children by James T. Webb

Helping Adolescents Adjust to Giftedness by Thomas M. Buescher & Sharon Higham 

Helping Gifted Students with Stress Management by Leslie S. Kaplan

Social and Emotional Issues Faced by Gifted Girls in Elementary and Secondary School by Sally M. Reis

Gifted Child Quarterly

All articles from NAGC's journal, Gifted Child Quarterly, are downloadable for a small fee. Abstracts of articles are available at no cost. You may search back issues for articles by subject, author, or article title. 
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