- The Washington Times - Sunday, October 14, 2001

Books

• "What to Do With the Gifted Child: Meeting the Needs of the Gifted Child in the Regular Classroom," by Judith Cochran, Incentive Publishing, 1992. This book answers questions and gives suggestions for parents who opt to keep their children in mainstream classes.

• "Guiding the Gifted Child: A Practical Resource for Parents and Teachers," by James T. Webb, Elizabeth Meckstroth and Stephanie S. Tolan, Gifted Psychology Press, 1989. This book coves parenting issues, social issues and psychological insights.

• "Bringing Out the Best: A Guide for Parents of Young Gifted Children," by Jacqulyn Saunders and Pamela Espeland, Free Spirit Publishing, 1991. This book outlines ways of identifying, supporting and guiding young, gifted children as they enter school.

• "Gifted Children: Myths and Realities," by Ellen Winner, HarperCollins, 1997. The author, a psychologist, looks at the myths surrounding children with intellectual gifts and creative talents.

Association

• National Association for Gifted Children, 1707 L St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036. Phone: 202/785-4268. Web site: www.nagc.org. This nonprofit group is for parents and teachers of the gifted. It has counseling resources, publications, guides to programs and testing services.

Online

• Denver's Gifted Development Center has a Web site (www.gifteddevelopment.com) featuring articles and information about research, testing and assessment.

• Hoagies' Gifted Education Page (www.hoagiesgifted.org), sponsored by the Maine-based Hollingworth Center for the Highly Gifted, is a comprehensive site that has articles, research information, statistics, diagnostic information and parent support.

• The ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, part of the Council for Exceptional Children, has many fact sheets about gifted children and their education needs available on its Web site (https://ericec.org).

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