High IQ Kids: Collected Insights, Information, and Personal Stories from the Experts

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9781575422619: High IQ Kids: Collected Insights, Information, and Personal Stories from the Experts

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) 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. Contributors include Karen Rogers, Ph.D., Carolyn Kottmeyer, Sally Reis, Ph.D., Joyce VanTassel-Baska, Ed.D., Miraca U. M. Gross, Ph.D., and many more. 

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Winner, 2008 Legacy Book(tm) Award, Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented

About the Author:

Kiesa Kay is the mother of two high-IQ kids. She has published articles and essays about profoundly gifted students and other topics and edited the anthology Uniquely Gifted. She served as the program coordinator of Universal High School, a public school program in Colorado designed for highly capable autonomous learners. Kiesa is also a poet and playwright, and she recently founded Oleander Cottage, a writers’ retreat in the south of France.

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 specializing in traditional and ethnic knitting books. She was cofounder with Judy Fort Brenneman of Greenfire Creative.

Judy Fort Brenneman is a long-time volunteer advocate for “kids who look normal but aren’t” and has served as an organizer, board member, and program director for support groups and conferences addressing the needs of these children. She is the owner of Greenfire Creative, a small business that helps individuals, agencies, and institutions tell their stories. Judy is a speaker and has developed and presented workshops on writing, creativity, and the power of story in forming identity and showing us who we can become.

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