Insights, Information, and Personal Stories from the Experts
by Kiesa Kay, Deborah Robson, and Judy Fort Brenneman
High IQ Kids is essential reading for any adult who wants
to know more about highly intelligent kids and how to help them succeed.
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.
High IQ Kids for information about: identification, assessment, and IQ
homeschooling, mainstreaming, and special programs
for the gifted (and why they need it)
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.
Part 1: What's in a Number?
"Defining the Few: What Educators and Parents Need to Know About Exceptionally
and Profoundly Gifted Children," by Annette Revel Sheely and Linda Kreger
2. "Normal Kids Don't Quack," by Cathy Marciniak
"Young Gifted Children as Natural Philosophers," by Deirdre V. Lovecky
"Calculus, Pooh, and Tigger Too," by Courtney James
Assessment of Exceptionally and Profoundly Gifted Children," by John D. Wasserman
"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
2: Take a Number
9. "'So You're the Teacher of a Profoundly
Gifted Child' (And Then There was Bill)," by Laura Freese
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.
14. "Surviving in Spite of it All," by Shaun Hately
Issues for the Profoundly Gifted," by Joyce VanTassel-Baska
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
Part 3: More Than a Number
"Red Zone," by Deborah Robson
22. "The Problem of Pain,"
by Stephanie S. Tolan
23. "When the Pop Bottle Overflows," by Judy
24. "Giftedness is Heart and Soul," by Annemarie Roeper
"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
30. "Strength in Numbers: An Introduction to the
Resources," by Judy Fort Brenneman