In recognition of these challenges, GHF has created a set of topic-specific brochures to aid professionals and others in their work with this population.
Who is GHF? explains our approach to giftedness as geared towards the whole child, including not just intellectual giftedness, but also the social, emotional, and sensory intensities and asynchronies that are part of the package. It also addresses why homeschooling is a good option for many gifted and 2e families, and how we can help you.
The Healthcare Providers' Guide to Gifted Children identifies some of the common health patterns you will find in gifted and twice-exceptional children. Healthcare for gifted and twice-exceptional children can be a maze of puzzles: Unusual allergies and sensitivities, intense symptom presentations and reactions, early development or surprisingly late, all mixed with typical health patterns in the very same child, often simultaneously. Reconciling intensity and asynchrony with possible learning disabilities, illnesses and other problems can be very challenging. This brochure offers suggestions for working effectively with these children and their families.
The Educators' Guide to Gifted Children helps education professionals set aside the common myths about gifted and twice-exceptional children to provide the intense support these kids need in order to learn effectively. Children who are just beyond the threshold of giftedness may succeed in the classroom with minor enrichment, but those who are further along the IQ spectrum will need more serious accommodations in order to succeed—and until they have those accommodations, which include acceleration and curriculum compaction along with placement with intellectual peers, the exceptionally and profoundly gifted child will perform very poorly in the classroom, so much that you may doubt their intellect.
Twice Exceptional—Smart Kids with Learning Differences will help educators, healthcare professionals and others understand that some gifted children’s challenges and behaviors are associated with being "many ages at once," or asynchronous, but that the very same challenges may also be indicative of a learning difference. One of the key things to recognize is that in many cases, a child should most likely be performing at her intellectual (rather than chronological) age. Performance below that may flag a disability, although some challenges are equally frequently associated with being gifted.
Gifted Cubed addresses the exponential complexity of race in gifted and 2e children, helping educators to better identify and serve these children and their families. Often overlooked, gifted and twice-exceptional children of color deserve to be among their peers, given the support they need to excel. This brochure suggests ways to make gifted education more diverse and inclusive, encourage students to embrace their giftedness, and provide Gifted Cubed children the opportunity to shine.
Partner with GHF explains how GHF operates and how financial support from partners, sponsors, and other sources helps us achieve our mission to support, educate, and advocate for gifted and 2e children, their families, and the professionals who serve them, as they pursue alternative, lifelong educational paths. Learn how your organization can be a part of the solution.
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