Understanding Nonverbally Gifted Learners -- The first of many blogs . . . Surgeons, architects, choreographers, quarterbacks, electricians and mechanics, fashion designers, aerospace engineers, software and computer systems analysts . . . What do talented people in these occupations have in common? They are exceptionally talented in nonverbal ability. A few years ago, a colleague came to me with her sixth grade son’s test scores from another school district. His scores wer
Gifted Kids and Writing After working with gifted and talented students in one way or another for 30 years now, my thoughts on gifted writers really boil down to one word: encouragement. Writing is one of those subject areas that can produce in students both an all-consuming passion as well as a brick wall of resistance. In both cases—and with everything in between—the key word is still encouragement. So what if your son or daughter falls in the “all-consuming” category?
Of course! No doubt about it! You—the parent—have been an enormously wonderful influence in your child’s life. That’s why one of the most common questions I’ve gotten over the years from parents is, “How can I support my gifted child?” Of course you want to continue to be a positive influence in your child’s journey. I’ve given the same answer to that question for years and years—can’t think of any response that gets at the heart of if better … How can I support my gifted