Gifted Young Children is a practical guide to identifying and supporting young children who may be gifted or talented.
Louise Porter outlines how to identify and provide educationally for children aged up to 8 years with advanced development. She explains how teachers and parents can promote children's emotional and social adjustment, including ways to enhance self-esteem, encourage friendships and support their autonomy. She shows how parents can discuss giftedness with children and respond to their needs.
Updated to reflect recent research, this second edition is a valuable resource for parents and anyone working with or caring for a gifted or talented child.
Praise for the first edition:
a wealth of creative ideas and practical advice for developing the talents of this under-served population. Her humour and candor, compassion and insight will endear her work to readers internationally.'
Joan Franklin Smutny, Director, Center for Gifted, National-Louis University, USA
a comprehensive text that will meet the needs of a wide range of readers from early childhood professionals and teachers to parents.'
Wilma Vialle, The Australasian Journal of Gifted Education
interesting, clear and comprehensive'
Helen Wilson, Research Centre for Able Pupils, Oxford Brookes University,UK
Table of Contents
Part I Understanding giftedness
1 Signs of gifted development in young children
2 Transforming giftedness into talent
Part II Emotional needs of gifted children
3 Emotional issues for gifted children
5 Social needs
Part III Educational provisions
7 A rationale for gifted education
8 Assessing developmental advances in young children
9 Meeting gifted young children's learning needs
10 Disadvantaged gifted children
11 Gifted children with learning disabilities
12 Formulating a policy about gifted learners
13 Parenting gifted children
Dr Louise Porter PhD, MA (Hons), M.Gifted.Ed, Dip.Ed is a child psychologist and trained teacher with 25 years' experience working with young children, their parents and educators. She is an adjunct senior lecturer in Education at Flinders University, South Australia, and author and editor of several books including Educating Young Children with Additional Needs and Student Behaviour.