Academic Advocacy for Gifted Children: A Parent's Complete Guide

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Formerly titled Empowering Gifted Minds: Educational Advocacy That Works, this double award-winning book is the definitive manual on gifted advocacy for gifted students. The author tells parents and teachers how to document a child's abilities to provide reasonable educational options year by year. This book provides imperative information on testing considerations, curriculum, successful programs, and planning your child's education. It is truly an essential guide.
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Editorial Reviews

Connecticut Association for the Gifted eNewsletter
From start to finish, Academic Advocacy for Gifted Children is not only a treasure trove of information and suggestions, but is also an obvious labor of love... all with the goal of helping children avoid miserable school experiences, while keeping their love of learning intact.
Midwest Book Review
One could have all the intelligence in the world but it means nothing if it's not nurtured. Academic Advocacy for Gifted Children is aimed at parents of gifted children who want to cut through the piles of bureaucratic red tape and give their child the education they need to make the most of their gifted skill in the field of academics. It covers everything from other parents' experiences with gifted children to the definition of the subject, testing, classes, what to do about underachievement, and much more. (This book) is a solid and recommended guide for parents, a must for those who suspect their child is more than just the average student.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780910707886
  • Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2008
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara J. Gilman, M.S., is the Associate Director of the Gifted Development Center in Denver, CO. She holds degrees in Child Development and Psychology, and has extensive experience testing gifted children, making educational recommendations, working with the highly gifted, and gifted children with learning disabilities. A mother of highly gifted sons, she is a veteran of gifted committees, helped create an accelerated charter middle school, and is a popular speaker for parents and teachers on advocacy and classroom accommodations for the gifted.
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Table of Contents



Chapter 1. The Experience of Giftedness
Chapter 2. What Do We Mean by Gifted?
Chapter 3. Testing Considerations
Chapter 4. Curriculum and Instruction
Chapter 5. Underachievement: When a Child Is Too Advanced for the Educational Program
Chapter 6. Underachievement: Gifted Children with Learning Disabilities or Other Deficits
Chapter 7. Successful Programs for Gifted Students
Chapter 8. Models of Advocacy for Parents
Chapter 9. Teachers of the Gifted
Chapter 10. Charter Schools-In Principle and Practice
Chapter 11. Planning Your Child's Program-Year by Year

Afterword: The Call to Arms
Essential Resources
About the Author
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