Gifted Children - Parents

Summer Opportunities

Many colleges and universities offer summer programs to gifted and talented students.  Students and parents should check school web sites for the most current information. Here are some of the most popular college/university programs for gifted students:

Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development (Programs for Gifted Students)

Stanford University’s Education Program for Gifted Youth (EPGY)


Hoagie's Gifted Page

One of the most comprehensive web sites for gifted education, this site contains information on nearly every topic related to gifted kids.  There is something here for everyone!


NAGC Toy List

Most years, the National Association for Gifted Children recommends new toys on the market; even though it's past the holiday season, these toys make great gifts for the whole family any time of year!


Frequently Used Terms in Gifted Education

This list of frequently used terms and definitions is provided by the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).

Myths and Facts about Gifted Students 
This list, from Sandra Berger, gifted education expert, includes common myths and corresponding facts about gifted children and adults.

NAGC Program Standards

This site provides a description of NAGC's Program Standards for Gifted Education. This provides an overview of the qualities NAGC recommends each gifted program should have.

The Twice-Exceptional Newsletter

This free resource sends monthly emails to your inbox about gifted education and twice-exceptionality (having both gifted and special education needs). Back issues of the subscription newsletter are also available.

Is it a Cheetah?

"The child who does well in school, gets good grades, wins awards, and "performs" beyond the norms for his or her age, is considered talented. The child who does not, no matter what his innate intellectual capacities or developmental level, is less and less likely to be identified, less and less likely to be served. A cheetah metaphor can help us see the problem with achievement-oriented thinking..." more of this article from national gifted education expert Stephanie Tolan!