Web Resources for Parents

  • Note: Links are provided as resource and inclusion herein does not constitute endorsement of the programs or content.

    Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)
    SENG’s mission is to “empower families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.” Their website provides research, programs and articles to support parents of gifted children.

    Parent Institute- Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented
    The Parent Institute provides parents with an annual event to attend seminars on parenting gifted children and network with families of other gifted students. Also available through this link is the AAGT’s parent resources links.

    Transitioning from Elementary to Middle School: Tips for Parents of Gifted Students
    This site presents a digest of gifted research out of Duke University. This article presents some tips and questions for parents to ask of the school and gifted program as they learn the services available as students transition from elementary to middle school.

    The Many Faces of Acceleration: Creating an Optimal Match for the Advanced Learner
    Another article from the digest of gifted research from Duke University that gives parents a sense of the types of acceleration offered to students, the benefits of acceleration and tips for making it work for their child.

     
    Accredited Online Colleges
    A comprehensive college directory with many resources useful to prospective students and parents interested in advancing their education. A school’s accreditation status should play a large role in choosing which school to attend and AccreditedOnlineColleges.org, provides the tools to make this research easier than ever.
    www.accreditedOnlineColleges.org

    Center for Talented Youth
    This Johns Hopkins University program identifies America's top academic students in grades two through eight and provides challenging educational programs through their tenth grade year.
    www.cty.jhu.edu/

    Talent Identification Program
    The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) identifies gifted children and provides resources to nurture the development of these exceptionally bright youngsters. Programs are available for students, families, and educators.
    www.tip.duke.edu/

    The Council for Exceptional Children
    The Council is the largest international professional organization specifically dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.
    www.cec.sped.org/

    National Association of Gifted Children
    This nonprofit organization is for parents, teachers, educators, other professionals and community leaders addressing the unique needs of children with demonstrated gifts and talents.  
    www.nagc.org/ 

    Odyssey of the Mind
    This creative, team problem-solving competition that has three levels of competition -- local, state, and world -- where teams from around the world get together to compete.
    www.odysseyofthemind.com/

    Programs for Gifted Students with Learning Disabilities (GT/LD)
    This site provides goals of for programs, characteristics of GTLD students, articles and Web sites, best practices, and other useful information, from Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland).
    www.mcps.k12.md.us/curriculum/enriched/gtld/

    Enriched and Innovative Instruction
    This site includes information on differentiation, science, mathematics, arts, and other aspects of teaching, from Montgomery County Public Schools (Maryland).
    www.mcps.k12.md.us/curriculum/enriched/

    National Society for the Gifted and Talented  www.nsgt.org