Links to Gifted and Talented Child Resources
This is a comprehensive list of resources for gifted and talented children and their parents. Please feel free to add more in the comments and I'll incorporate them into the list.
This nonprofit organization is for parents, teachers, educators, other professionals and community leaders addressing the unique needs of children with demonstrated gifts and talents.
G/T Organizations, Resources, Listservs, and Publications - from JH, more links than you'll ever need
Enrichment Programs and Talent Searches
Johns Hopkins University program identifies America's top academic students in grades two through eight and provides challenging educational programs through their tenth grade year.
Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP)
The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) identifies gifted children and provides resources to nurture the development of these exceptionally bright youngsters. Programs are available for students, families, and educators.
Odyssey of the Mind - Creative, team problem-solving competition that has three levels of competition -- local, state, and world -- where teams from around the world get together to compete.
Searchable database of resources for gifted students, their parents, and the professionals who serve them. From the Davidson Institute for Talent Development.
This site includes information on differentiation, science, mathematics, arts, and other aspects of teaching, from Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland).
Academic Summer Programs - summer programs
Distance Learning Resources - learn at home
Early College Entrance Programs - links to JH articles about the pros and cons of entering college early
Materials for sale from publisher of gifted publications. Books and materials, based on research and life experience, to guide parents and teachers through the world of giftedness.
Gifted education resources for teaching and parenting gifted children.
This site provides goals of for programs, characteristics of GTLD students, articles and Web sites, best practices, and other useful information, from Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland).
Maryland teacher Gary Wilson. He writes about his experiences as the father of a gifted daughter and about his belief that parents, teachers, and policy makers can be doing much more to provide an appropriate education to gifted children.
Nicholas Colangelo, University of Iowa, discusses the social-emotional issues confronting gifted students and provides insights based on a synthesis of research and his own work over the past thirty years. He describes changes in self-concept in the gifted student throughout the school years, vulnerabilities that can hamper cognitive and affective development, family counseling, transition from high school to college and career, and counseling in schools. (Fall 2002)
A self-test (with answers) on what the research says about gifted and talented children. Findings are from the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented -- the NRC/GT 1998 Winter Newsletter.
An article by Andrea Barbalich and Linda Marsa, published on Child.com. Reprinted from the March 2001 issue of Child Magazine.
In this article, Mary Ruth Coleman describes the process that helps ensure that students who need gifted education are recognized and matched with appropriate services so that they can thrive in school. ERIC EC Digest #E644 (June 2003).
Hilaria Bauer lists the 10 recommendations for parents in both English and Spanish. The article originally appeared in the IDRA Newsletter by the Intercultural Development Research Association.
Puzzles & Games
Challenging and fun puzzles for puzzle enthusiasts of all ages.
A collection of brain teasers, puzzles, riddles, games and optical illusions.
Puzzles to play, puzzle projects, and puzzle links.