THP Articles Spotlight Special Populations

Read what THP authors and columnists have to say about identifying and serving special populations of high-ability students.spotlight.jpg


Students From Diverse Backgrounds  

Title and Author Description THP Issue

Clearing a Path to Achievement for Low-Income, High-Ability Learners
by N. Green

A firsthand look and perspective in reaction to the National Research Summit on Low-Income, High-Ability Learners, held in Washington, DC, May 30-31, 2012. Fall 2012 

A Model Program: The Meyerhoff Scholars
by Davis, J. L.

The Meyerhoff Scholars Program was designed to dispel the myths about the lack of intellectual ability and drive of minority group students to be successful in challenging STEM programs. Read about the highlights of over 20 years of success. Summer 2012  

Curriculum Connection: Curriculum Planning for Low-Income Learners: An Interview with Dr. Tamra Stambaugh
Beasley, J.

Dr. Tamra Stambaugh comments on the specific needs of the impoverished GT student in terms of reoccurring themes in the research as well as some core design elements. Winter 2011

View from the National Office: Making a Difference for Promising Learners
by Green, N.                                                

How the Javits-Frasier Teachers Scholarship Program recognizes teachers, counselors, and other educators in Title I schools who support disadvantage GT youth. Spring 2012

Project EXCITE: Implications for Educators of Gifted Minority Students
by Reed, M.

African American and Hispanic youth are exposed to enriching educational experiences, over time and with like peers, to build a  sense of  "scholar identity". Spring 2009

View from the National Office: What a Picture is Worth
by Green, N. 

An overview of the significant points of the NAGC and CEC Senate briefing about the TALENT Act, which is designed to sponsor research, professional development, and accountability for gifted learners. Fall 2011

Our Powers Combined: Meeting the Needs of the Multicultural Gifted Students through Collaborative Teaching and Counseling
by Walker, S.         

Ways to support GT students with high degrees of emotional sensitivity through key activities and collaboration with school counselors and regular education teachers. Spring 2011

Benefits of Providing Enrichment to High-Potential Students from Low Income Families
by Miller, R.                                                  

Underprivileged GT youth participate in Project Hope, Purdue University's enrichment outreach program with successful outcomes. Tips are provided for a startup program in your area. Summer 2011

Empowering Teachers to Recognize and Develop Giftedness in All Schools: The TALENT Act
by Davis, J. L.                                    

A point by point explanation of the H.R. 1674/ S.857  To Aid Gifted and High-Ability Learners by Empowering the Nations Teachers (TALENT) Act. Fall 2011

Creating 'Safe Haven' Schools for Targeted Populations of Gifted Learners
by Davis, J. L.                                      

Looking at ways to meet the needs of three disenfranchised GT groups--rural, African-American males and GLBTT students by making classes safe places to be and learn. Winter 2012


Twice-Exceptional Learners

Title and Author Description THP Issue

Twice-Exceptional Learners: Implications for the Classroom by Assouline, S.G.

The survey results of the Iowa Twice-Exceptional Project in terms of different teacher type's understanding of the needs of this specialized population of GT students from the perspective of programming.  Spring 2007

Turbulent Minds: Gifted, ADD, or Both
by Webb, N. 

Ways to tease out if stated classroom behaviors stem from being GT, LD, or both in terms of diagnosis. Fall 2007

Teaching for High Potential: Minimizing the Impact of Asperger's Syndrome in the Classroom: Practical Tips for Educators
by McBride, T.        

A father refection upon the learning characteristics of his son with Asperger's and offers corresponding tips for teachers in how to reach children with this syndrome. Fall 2011

Teaching Billy: Motivating a High Potential Student with Emotional and Behavioral Difficulties
by Davis, D.                     

The tentative success story of reaching out to a behavior disordered GT student by modifying instruction, using behavioral contracts, and positive support.  Spring 2009