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Gifted Services Parent Links

There is a great deal of online information on gifted education and gifted students. Please see the following sites for extra support.

General Info About Gifted Students

Arizona Department of Education – Gifted

The Arizona Department of Education Office of Gifted Education website lists numerous resources including information on state requirements for gifted education, curricula, national organizations, and Arizona parent support groups and opportunities for gifted students.

Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented

The Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented website provides links to a variety of short discussions of topics of general interest to parents of gifted students.

National Association for Gifted Children

The National Association for Gifted Children is a professional, informational, and advocacy organization. This website offers extensive resources for parents that are both free and available for purchase.

Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page

The Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page is an extensive resource for parents, educators, and students. It includes a comprehensive collection of links, articles, and information about gifted education.

AVID

AVID is a national non-profit organization that provides training and information on preparing students for successful college careers. The Parents and Students links at this website leads to numerous resources on planning for careers and college, financial aid and scholarships, exploring colleges, preparing for and taking tests, and the process of applying for college. It’s never too early to start planning for success!

Characteristics of Gifted Children

Rhode Island State Advisory Committee on Gifted and Talented Education

This website helps readers recognize characteristics of gifted students and also lists creative, learning, and general behavior characteristics of gifted children.

Education.com is a general education website with links to educational articles regarding gifted education. This particular article on gifted characteristics is from Duke University.

Gifted Development.com

Gifted Development serves as a resource center for developmentally advanced children and their parents.

Strategies for Working With Gifted Children at Home

Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page

This website supports parents by providing numerous articles covering all aspects of parenting gifted children.

About.com: Gifted Children

About.com is a general website that provides readers with helpful information to guide parents of gifted children. This article provides general advice, activities, toys, games, and books appropriate for these children.

Strategies for Working with the Education System

About.com: Issues of Gifted Children in the School Environment

About.com is a general website that provides readers with helpful information to guide parents of gifted children. This site provides a large variety of articles to assist parents in partnering with the school and advocating for their gifted children.

Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page: Ten Tips for Parents of Gifted Students

Hoagies is an extensive resource for parents, educators, and students. It has a comprehensive collection of links, articles, and information about gifted education. This link provides thoughtful advice on advocating for your gifted child at school.

This blog by a Montana school district gifted specialist discusses news and developments in the gifted education community and offers advice for teachers on working with gifted students. This particular entry offers advice on how to advocate for timely help for a gifted student’s unmet needs.