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Highly & Profoundly Gifted Learners

Winter 2009 Vol. 40 No. 4 $12.00

CONTENTS

Winter 2009 | Volume 40 | Number 4 ISSN 1531-7382

D E PA R T M E N T S student v o i ces

5

The Reformed Reluctant



Libby Letlow

Parent Tal k

7

Parenting Highly Gifted Children: Intense Demands, Intense Rewards



Nancy M. Robinson

A dm i n i strator Tal k

9

Beyond “Gifted”: Challenging Profoundly Gifted Students in Our Classrooms



Carolyn R. Cooper

THE AMAZING BRAIN

12 Responding to the Profoundly Different Brains of Highly Gifted

Barbara Clark

HANDS-ON CURRICULUM

35 Educating the Highly Gifted: Downs and Ups photo courtesy of the mirman school

Serving Highly & Profoundly Gifted Learners F E AT U R E S 14 Highly Gifted, Vastly Ignored: The Compelling Case for Recognizing and Serving Our Most Able Children

Jim Delisle

19 Highly Gifted, Highly Sensitive, and Highly Intense

Susan Daniels

25 Davidson Institute for Talent Development: A Decade of Supporting our Nation’s Brightest Young Minds Davidson Institute Staff

27 The Highly/Profoundly Gifted Individual

Robert Arthur Schultz

31 Lessons Learned from a Summer Residential Camp for Highly Gifted Students

Sharon Dole & Lisa Bloom



Ann MacDonald & Jim Riley

CARPE DIEM

38 Highly What?

Elaine S. Wiener

technolog y i n the classroom

39 Integrative Education and Technology

Beth Littrel

W E B W AT C H

41 Serving Highly Gifted Children

Carolyn Kottmeyer

B oo k S A v v y: C reat i ng l i fet i me readers

44 Setting the Stage for Reading Beyond the Classroom: Strategies and Titles to Explore

Susannah Richards

B O O K R E VI E W S

47 Academic Advocacy for Gifted Children

By Barbara Jackson Gilman

48 Living With Intensity

By Susan Daniels & Michael Piechowski, Eds.

48 Exceptionally Gifted Children, 2nd Edition

By Miraca U.M. Gross

3 From the Editor 4 Calendar of Conferences Cover photo by Dan Nelson. California Association for the Gifted 

N at i onal A d v i sor y B oard

Published by the California Association for the Gifted (CAG)

G i fted E ducat i on C ommun i cator Editor Advising Editor Associate Editors Parent Topics Special Projects Book Reviews Curriculum & Calendar Departments Student Voices The Amazing Brain Administrator Talk Web Watch Technology in the Classroom Hands-On Curriculum The Inner Game Book Savvy Parent Talk Carpe Diem Design Illustrations

Margaret Gosfield Barbara Clark

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Jennifer Beaver Richard Boolootian Elaine Wiener Ann MacDonald Jim Riley

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Jennifer Beaver Barbara Clark Carolyn R. Cooper Carolyn Kottmeyer Beth Littrel and Lance Arnt Ann MacDonald and Jim Riley Maureen Neihart Susannah Richards Nancy M. Robinson Elaine S. Wiener BBM&D Strategic Branding [email protected], (805) 667-6671 Keir DuBois Jon Pearson Ken Vinton

C A G E x ecut i v e C omm i ttee 2 0 0 6 – 2 0 0 8 President President Elect Secretary Treasurer Chair, Educator Representatives Chair, Parent Representatives Past President

Dana Reupert Deborah Hazelton Maryanna Gray Judith J. Roseberry Pat Thurman Anna Williams Marilyn Lane

CAG OFFICE Susan Seamons, Executive Director 9728 Madison Avenue, Orangevale, CA 95662 Tel: 916-988-3999 Fax: 91