Handbook of Giftedness in Children

Psychoeducational Theory, Research, and Best Practices

  • Steven I. Pfeiffer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. James J. Gallagher
    Pages 1-11
  3. Ann Robinson, Pamela R. Clinkenbeard
    Pages 13-31
  4. Nancy M. Robinson
    Pages 33-51
  5. Paula Olszewski-Kubilius
    Pages 53-70
  6. Scott Barry Kaufman, Robert J. Sternberg
    Pages 71-91
  7. Kurt A. Heller, Neville J. Schofield
    Pages 93-114
  8. Linda Kreger Silverman, Alexandra Shires Golon
    Pages 199-222
  9. Jean Sunde Peterson, Sidney M. Moon
    Pages 223-245
  10. Matthew C. Makel, Jonathan A. Plucker
    Pages 247-270
  11. Sally M. Reis, Thomas P. Hébert
    Pages 271-291
  12. Donna Y. Ford, Gilman W. Whiting
    Pages 293-308
  13. James P. Sampson Jr, Ashley K. Chason
    Pages 327-346
  14. Joyce Van Tassel-Baska, Tamra Stambaugh
    Pages 347-365
  15. Jane Piirto
    Pages 367-386
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 409-420

About this book


Mention "special needs children", and most people think of students struggling to overcome learning and physical disabilities as well as problem behaviors that interfere with achieving full academic potential. But there is a hidden population of special needs children – the gifted and talented – and their teachers, parents, and other professionals are often not well equipped to respond to their unique academic and developmental needs.

In one comprehensive resource, the Handbook of Giftedness in Children brings together leading experts from the fields of psychology and education, combining theory and applied empirical research on such crucial topics as conceptualization, types of intelligence, developmental considerations, and ethical and legal concerns. Particular attention is given to social and family contexts, and evidence-based strategies and interventions offer solid guidelines on assessment, curriculum design, and encouraging and nurturing talent – from preschool through adolescence.

Sample topics include:

  • Approaches to screening and assessment, including IQ and other tests
  • The gifted child’s social world, from peer relationships to gender issues
  • Special issues of gifted but disadvantaged students
  • Problems and interventions specific to families with a gifted child
  • Career counseling, planning, and mentorship

This volume is an essential resource for anyone working with gifted and talented children, including clinical child and school psychologists, educators and other allied professionals as well as child psychiatrists, family therapists, social workers, and pediatricians and other healthcare professionals. It also serves as an invaluable guide for graduate students in these and related fields.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Steven I. Pfeiffer
    • 1
  1. 1.Florida State UniversityTallahasseeUSA

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