GT Resources

Many valuable resources are available to support the healthy growth of gifted students and their parents.

Below are links to some of the websites and books that we have found most valuable. Each links leads to many more interesting and informative collections. Happy perusing.

If you have others to suggest, please email us, with your recommendations.

Featured Article from the National Association for Gifted Children: Gifted Isn't Good

February 3, 2017

There, I’ve said it. The startling. The scandalous. Or maybe just the incomprehensible. But gifted isn’t good. It isn’t bad either. “Gifted” isn’t a value statement.

Gifted education is not a privilege or a prize. It is not an elite club.

Believe it or not, “gifted” is not a label to aspire to.

Read the complete NAGC article


48 Essential Links for the Parents of Gifted Children (

Here are some we think stand out from the crowd, offering advice, information, support, and educational resources to help you support and encourage your child’s special abilities.


Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)

Jefferson County Association for Gifted Children (old website with excellent links) Current website is  (JAGC)

Colorado Assocation for Gifted & Talented (CAGT)

National Association for Gifted Children  (NAGC)

Jefferson County Public Schools Parent Resources

Davidson Institute (home page)  Search Davidson Database 

Hoagie's Gifted Education page

Jade Ann Rivera Education Innovator page

Books and Articles:


Aron, E. (1997) The Highly Sensitive Person, Broadway Books, New York.

Bradley, T. (2008) Turning Down The Heat: Tips to Reduce Stress, presentation  for Jefferson County Association for Gifted and Talented.

Bronson, P. (2007) How Not to Talk to Your Kids: The Inverse Power of Praise, New York Magazine, (accessed 9/26/2013)

Cain, S. (2013). Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking.

Cross, T.L. & Cross, J.R. (2010). Making Sense of the Suicidal Behavior of Students with Gifts and Talents.

Cross, T.L., Gust-Brey, K. & Ball, P., (2002) A Psychological autopsy of the suicide of an academically gifted student: Researchers’ and Parents’ Perspective, Gifted Child Quarterly, Vol. 46, No. 4.

Delisle, J. (1994). Dealing with the Stereotype of Underachievement, Prufrock Press, Nov./Dec. 1994 Issue. (accessed 9/20/2013)

Lind, S. (2001). Overexcitability and the Gifted, The SENG Newsletter. 1(1)3-6. (accessed 7/20/15)

Kuzujanakis, M. (2013). The Misunderstood Face of Giftedness, Huffpost Healthy Living,  (accessed 4/22/2013)

Neihart, M. (1999). The impact of giftedness on psychological well-being. (accessed 7/9/13)

Silverman, L., The Visual-Spatial Learner: An Introduction, (accessed 9/26/2013)

Sword, L., Parenting Emotionally Intense Gifted Children, (accessed 4/6/2013)

Sword, L., The Gifted Introvert, (accessed 4/6/2013)

Webb, J., SENG, Existential Depression in Gifted Individuals, (accessed 9/26/2013)

Webb, J., Amend, E., Webb, N., Goerss, J., Belijan, F. & Olenchak, R., Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children. Abstracted from: Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, bipolar, OCD, Asperger's, depression, and other disorders. (2004) Scottsdale: Great Potential Press. (accessed 9/26/2013)

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