Organizations, articles – and moreSeabury is a unique school for unique students. Gifted children think, learn and experience the world differently than typical children their age. When they are in a school program that is in tune with the way they work, they soar both academically and socially. Seabury is about discovering each student's passions, exploring the questions as well as the answers, and developing the unique talents of each individual.
Below is a list of organizations which support the needs of the gifted students and their families and articles about giftedness.
- National Association for Gifted Children
- Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)
- Hoagies Gifted Education
- Davidson Institute for Talent Development
- Washington Coalition for Gifted Education
- Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
- Robinson Center for Young Scholars
- Washington Association of Educators of the Talented and Gifted
- Institute for Educational Advancement
- What is Giftedness?
- Dimensions of Giftedness
- Myths about gifted students
- Lessons Learned About Educating the Gifted and Talented, by Karen B. Rogers
- How to explain IQ testing to your child
- What we have learned about gifted children
- Gifted Children with AD/HD
- Social and Emotional Issues Faced by Gifted Girls
Websites & blogs of interest
- Dr. Silvia Rimm, gifted child advocate
- Guiding Bright, by a Colorado clinical social worker; free resources, blog
- Crushing Tall Poppies, by a gifted advocate, educator, author
- Your Rainforest Mind, by a psychotherapist; support for gifted adults
- Seabury Distance Learning Blog: A Very Seabury Journey
- Exquisite Minds: gifted resources gathered by an award-winning teacher
Here's a video well worth watching. Seabury was fortunate to be graced with the presence of the late Dr. James Webb at several of our Gifted Education Seminars. His wisdom, humor and insight have helped all of us to be better parents, teachers and supporters of our gifted children. Dr. Webb was the lead author of the two books about gifted children we recommend most often to Seabury parents, A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children, and and Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children and Adults, and also founded Great Potential Press a publishing house specializing in books about giftedness, with his wife, Janet Gore. He founded the SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted) organization which continues to be a valuable resource for families and educators on the social/emotional needs of gifted children. Dr. Webb was not only a clinical psychologist, author, and educator, he had the gift of making everyone he met feel like a friend. We miss our friend, Dr. Webb, and are so grateful for his support for Seabury, the wisdom he shared with us, and the legacy he left for us.
This video is from Dr. Webb's presentation for us in April 2015, and this link is to the accompanying PowerPoint presentation.