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Collected Insights, Information, and Personal Stories from the Experts

edited by Kiesa Kay, Deborah Robson, and Judy Fort Brenneman


To learn more, please see the Greenfire Creative Press Release or visit the Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented and view their 2008 Legacy Book™ Award press release (PDF).

About the Book
High IQ Kids is essential reading for any adult who wants to know more about highly intelligent kids and how to help them succeed.

Profoundly gifted kids often get the least help in school. It's assumed they're smart enough to succeed on their own, plus teachers (and parents) often feel out of their depth with these unique kids. A blend of personal stories and practical strategies, scholarly articles and entertaining essays from a community of voices-parents, educators, authors, researchers, and other experts-this book addresses the joys and challenges of raising and teaching, living with and understanding exceptionally gifted kids of all ages. Recommended for any adult who wants to know more (and may be desperate to know more) about high-IQ kids and how to support them, advocate for them, and meet their social, emotional, and learning needs.

Look inside High IQ Kids for information about:

  • identification, assessment, and IQ tests
  • homeschooling, mainstreaming, and special programs
  • advocacy for the gifted (and why they need it)
  • twice-exceptionality
  • and much more

  • About the Editors
    Kiesa Kay edited the anthology Uniquely Gifted and served as the program coordinator of Universal High School, a public school program for highly capable autonomous learners. Deborah Robson is a writer, editor, visual and textile artist, and book designer, as well as the owner of Nomad Press, a small publishing company. Judy Fort Brenneman is an award-winning writer, editor, and speaker who has developed and presented workshops on writing and creativity. All three editors have successfully raised high-IQ kids. High IQ Kids is the product of their collective hope to give parents, educators, and counselors the information they themselves needed while raising extraordinarily gifted children.

    Table of Contents

    Part 1: What's in a Number?

    1. "Defining the Few: What Educators and Parents Need to Know About Exceptionally and Profoundly Gifted Children," by Annette Revel Sheely and Linda Kreger Silverman
    2. "Normal Kids Don't Quack," by Cathy Marciniak
    3. "Young Gifted Children as Natural Philosophers," by Deirdre V. Lovecky
    4. "Calculus, Pooh, and Tigger Too," by Courtney James
    5. "Intellectual Assessment of Exceptionally and Profoundly Gifted Children," by John D. Wasserman
    6. "Recommendations for Identifying and Serving Black Youth in Gifted Programs," by Tarek C. Grantham and Linda A. Long
    7. "Twice Exceptionality: Life in the Asynchronous Lane," by Lee Singer
    8. "An Anomaly: Parenting a Twice-Exceptional Girl," by Kiesa Kay

    Part 2: Take a Number

    9. "'So You're the Teacher of a Profoundly Gifted Child' (And Then There was Bill)," by Laura Freese
    10. "What Makes the Highly Gifted Child Qualitatively Different? Implications for Schooling," by Karen B. Rogers
    11. "Too Smart for School? A Lesson About Teaching and Learning," by Marilyn Walker
    12. "Becoming an Educational Advocate: Dolphin's Story," by Carolyn Kottmeyer
    13. "The Underachievement of Gifted Students: Multiple Frustrations and Few Solutions," by Sally M. Reis
    14. "Surviving in Spite of it All," by Shaun Hately
    15. "Curriculum Issues for the Profoundly Gifted," by Joyce VanTassel-Baska
    16. "Of Importance, Meaning, and Success: Applications for Highly and Profoundly Gifted Students," by Christine S. Neville
    17. "Homeschooling with Profoundly Gifted Children," by Kathryn Finn
    18. "Unfettered Innovation: The Promise of Charter Schools," by Amanda P. Avallone
    19. "An Early Entrance Program: A Well-Rounded College Experience for Young Students," by Trindel Maine and Richard S. Maddox
    20. "A Longitudinal Study of Radical Acceleration with Exceptionally and Profoundly Gifted Children," by Miraca U.M. Gross

    Part 3: More Than a Number

    21. "Red Zone," by Deborah Robson
    22. "The Problem of Pain," by Stephanie S. Tolan
    23. "When the Pop Bottle Overflows," by Judy Fort Brenneman
    24. "Giftedness is Heart and Soul," by Annemarie Roeper
    25. "A Mixed Blessing," by Ilona von Karolyi-Ross
    26. "Out of the Ordinary," by Elizabeth Lovance
    27. "Birds and Bees: Sex and the High IQ Adolescent," by Annette Revel Sheely
    28. "Abnormally Brilliant, Brilliantly Normal," by Elizabeth Meckstroth
    29. "Rainbow Spirits," by Annamarie Summers

    Appendix: Resources and More Information

    30. "Strength in Numbers: An Introduction to the Resources," by Judy Fort Brenneman

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