A Handbook for Parents of Children Who Are Gifted and Talented

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A Handbook for Parents of Children Who Are Gifted and Talented, 2004

This handbook offers information and strategies that parents can use to nurture their child’s learning and emotional well-being at home, in school, and in the community.  The department collaborated with the Alberta Associations for Bright Children in the development of this handbook for parents of children who are gifted and talented.

This resource is in portable document format (PDF) and is divided into sections. The number of pages and file size of each chapter is provided for reference when downloading and/or printing.

The Journey: A Handbook for Parents of Children Who Are Gifted and Talented(complete guide)

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Front and Back Cover (514 kb)

Title Page (19 kb)

ISBN/Publication Date (14 kb)

Table of Contents, Acknowledgements and Introduction, pp. i-vi (84 kb)

Chapter 1: Starting the Journey: Children Share Stories About the Most Important People in Their Lives–Their Parents, pp. 1–2 (54 kb)

Chapter 2: Signposts Along the Way: Signs of Giftedness, pp. 3–12 (122 kb)

Chapter 3: Forks in the Road: Assessment and Identification of Giftedness, pp. 13–22 (151 kb)

Chapter 4: Journey Through School: Making the Most of the School Experience, pp. 23-34 (145 kb)

Chapter 5: The Family Journey: How Giftedness Can Affect Family Experiences, pp. 35-42 (113 kb)

Chapter 6: Exploring the Community: Seeking Opportunities and Building Support, pp. 43-46 (71 kb)

Chapter 7: Bumps Along the Way: Coping with Underachievement, Perfectionism, Heightened Sensitivity, Depression, Frustration and Introversion, pp. 47-58 (166 kb)

Chapter 8: The Road Less Travelled: Giftedness and Learning Disabilities, Attention Disorders and Asperger’s Syndrome, pp. 59-66 (109 kb)

Chapter 9: The Road Ahead: Career Planning and Development, pp. 67-78 (163 kb)

Chapter 10: The Journey Continues: Researching New Questions, pp. 79-84 (93 kb)

Afterword: Looking Back: Final Words of Parents Who Have Made the Journey, pp. 85–86 (61 kb)

Appendices and Index, pp. 87–104 (206 kb)

Bibliography and Feedback, pp. 105–109 (71 kb)

Source : http://education.alberta.ca

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