Handbook for Counselors Serving Students with Gifts Talents

Author: Tracy L. Cross
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781593638412
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Handbook of School Counseling for Students With Gifts and Talents: Critical Issues for Programs and Services provides the definitive overview of research on the general knowledge that has been amassed regarding the psychology of gifted students, introducing the reader to the varied conceptions of giftedness, issues specific to gifted children, and various intervention methods. Additionally, this handbook describes programs designed to fulfill the need these children have for challenge. With chapters authored by leading experts in the field, The Handbook of School Counseling for Students With Gifts and Talents offers a place for professionals to turn for answers to a wide variety of questions about gifted children.

Counseling Gifted Students

Author: Susannah M. Wood, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826136559
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Drs. Susannah Wood and Jean Peterson have combined forces to move the field of school counseling forward in its work on behalf of gifted students. As a psychologist who has worked in this area for over three decades, I appreciate the wonderful contribution made by this new work. In addition to the wisdom offered in the school counseling domain, I also greatly appreciate the care taken to situate the book and its content into the the profession of school counseling proper. This careful fitting into the standards of the counseling profession, demonstrates how important it is to serve all students in school, including those with gifts and talents. This subtle regularizing into appropriate school counseling practice is actually quite radical as is makes it clear that the time has passed to consider whether we should be concerned with the nature and needs of students with gifts and talents, but rather need to move to serving them as a requirement of our profession. This book makes the case that serving these students to the best of our ability is required of us as professionals. And fortunately for all of us, the authors provide a clearly articulated roadmap for helping us live up to our professional responsibilities." --Tracy L. Cross, Ph.D. "Despite the attention paid to diversity and inclusiveness, counselor education programs often overlook the gifted population, resulting in a training gap that complicates school counselors’ awareness of – and ability to appropriately respond to – the unique needs of gifted individuals. This book appears tailor-made to rectify that oversight. Wood and Peterson have created both a research-informed text counselor educators can seamlessly incorporate into their coursework and a practical manual school counselors may use to improve the services they offer their gifted and talented students." --Christopher Lawrence "'Counseling Gifted and Talented Students in Schools: A Guide for School Counselors' is a very well organized text. There is an excellent balance between theory, research, and practical application. There is a consistent answer to the question of 'what do we do with what we know?' The editors make a compelling case for the importance of the text and for why school counselors must play an active role in the development of gifted students. There is great variation in the social and emotional needs of gifted students and the school counselor has so many of the skills needed to help students understand themselves and develop as effective adults. The editors, Susannah Wood and Jean Sunde Peterson, are nationally recognized for their work and commitment to the counseling needs of gifted students, especially in the school setting. Their insights, respect for the school counselor, and commitment to the growth of students is evident throughout the text. They have chosen authors who share their commitments. This is a text that will be most useful to counselor educators, school counselors and parents. It is always the right time for an important book. Wood and Sunde Peterson have made a significant contribution to both counseling and gifted education." -- Nicholas Colangelo, Ph.D. "...a complete handbook for understanding and meeting the needs of gifted students... This book gets to the essence of the "whole" gifted student and how critical it is to foster not only intellectual and academic growth, but health identity developmental and mental well-being." -- Dan Peters, Ph.D; Licensed Psychologist; Co-founder/Executive Director, SUMMIT CENTER "Counseling Gifted and Talented Students in Schools is a complete handbook for understanding and meeting the needs of gifted students. Combining conceptual foundation, research, and relatable vignettes, Drs. Peterson and Wood teach us everything we need to know about creating gifted programs, identify gifted students, collaborating with educators, and equally if not more critical, understanding the unique developmental needs of gifted students. This book gets to the essence of the "whole" gifted student and how critical it is to not only foster intellectual and academic growth, but health identity developmental and mental well-being." -- Dan Peters, Ph.D; Licensed Psychologist; Co-founder/Executive Director, SUMMIT CENTER Goes beyond academic considerations to address career development and social/emotional concerns Created to fill a gap in both counselor education and gifted education, this is the only up-to-date text to provide a concise and practical overview of counseling services designed specifically for gifted and talented students. Grounded in the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) National Model for counseling programs, the book illuminates specific knowledge, awareness, and skills school counselors need to address concerns related not only to academics, but also to social and emotional development of this population. The text delivers a theoretical and practical overview of gifted and talented education in the US and the responsibilities of school counselors as they pertain to this unique population. Going well beyond the common call to provide academic challenge, the book considers special characteristics of gifted and talented students as it examines the complexities of career development, college readiness, and concerns related to social/emotional development. It discusses how counselors can advocate for gifted students, lead efforts to match programming and needs, and collaborate with school staff and families. Vignettes depicting critical incidents and epitomizing needs are used to illuminate differentiated counseling approaches that support this student population. Each chapter highlights a key concept, and curriculum guidelines and resources for professional development support the text. Key Features: Interweaves school counseling and gifted education research and practice Considers characteristics and counseling concerns associated with giftedness Is based on the ASCA model for counseling programs Examines the complexities of career development, college readiness, and social/emotional development in this population Highlights key concepts and includes vignettes of critical incidents

Designing Services and Programs for High Ability Learners

Author: Rebecca D. Eckert
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506343457
Format: PDF
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The updated, comprehensive guide to developing or enhancing gifted programming With new perspectives based on recent research and the updated National Association for Gifted Children Programming Standards, this second edition of Designing Services and Programs for High-Ability Learners provides educators with the comprehensive, practical advice they need to support today’s gifted learners. Written by leading experts, each chapter focuses on a key feature of high-quality gifted programs and takes into account current educational trends, such as the Focus on diversity to ensure underrepresented populations are screened for gifted education Collaboration with special education to ensure students with disabilities have access to programming Use of technology Development of local policies to support gifted education

International Handbook of Giftedness and Talent

Author: K. A. Heller
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080544168
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The first edition of this popular reference work was published in 1993 and received critical acclaim for its achievement in bringing together international perspectives on research and development in giftedness and talent. Scholars welcomed it as the first comprehensive volume in the field and it has proved to be an indispensable resource to researchers. Since the first edition, the scholarly field of giftedness and talent studies has expanded and developed, welcoming contributions from researchers in related disciplines. Several theoretical frameworks outlined in the first edition have now been empirically tested and a number of new trends have emerged. The Second Edition of the International Handbook of Giftedness and Talent provides an invaluable research tool to academics, researchers and students interested in the field of giftedness and talent. The contributors are renowned in the field and the broad range of topics on giftedness that have been studied in the past century, right up to the late 1990s, are represented in this volume. It is truly international in scope, bringing together leading scholars and teachers from all around the world. This new edition has been fully updated and rewritten and includes 22 completely new chapters. It provides a comprehensive review and critical synthesis of significant theory; a unique cross-national perspective with contributions from over 100 distinguished authors covering 24 nations; significant contributions from scholars working in related fields; an increased focus on empirically supported scholarship; and is arranged for quick and easy reference with comprehensive subject and author indexes.

101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times

Author: Stuart F. Chen-Hayes
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452274479
Format: PDF, Mobi
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School counseling strategies that promote student success! So much is expected to prepare today’s students for success—academic achievement, career and college readiness, emotional and social competency, just to name a few. School counselors can make an enormous positive difference in children’s lives. In a succinct Q&A format, the authors provide school counselors and educational leaders with: 101 solutions to common counseling issues across the K–12 spectrum on topics ranging from data-driven counseling to bullying, collaboration, and equity Stories of school counselors and educational leaders who have successfully implemented these solutions Numerous print and digital resources for further exploration

Handbook of Counselor Preparation

Author: Garrett McAuliffe
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506319289
Format: PDF, Docs
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This definitive single-volume guide is the first of its kind on teaching and developing counselor educator programs that embrace constructivist and developmental theory. Leading scholars and experts offer practical advice on teaching courses in every area of counseling practice. As a result, the book is ideal for current and future counselor educators and supervisors as well as faculty in other helping professions. The authors seek to inspire educators to empower and involve, to risk "losing control" over subject matter, to hear student voices, to pose dilemmas, and to challenge their own assumptions in the presence of their students using constructivist, developmental, and experiential thinking and strategies.

The School Counselor s Guide to Helping Students with Disabilities

Author: Laura E. Marshak
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470175796
Format: PDF
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Down–to–earth advice for helping students with disabilities succeed The School Counselor′s Guide to Helping Students with Disabilities offers school counselors a practical guide for handling the complexities of working with children and youth who have disabilities. The book is organized to correspond with the myriad responsibilities and roles assumed by school counselors in elementary, middle and high school settings. The authors provide both seasoned and new school counselors with the insight and tools they need to successfully promote the academic, personal, social, and career success of students with disabilities. Presents a wealth of relevant disability–related knowledge and useful strategies Includes information on the most pertinent legislation pertaining to students with disabilities Offers the most effective counseling interventions for helping young children or adolescents experiencing social exclusion because of their disabilities Bonus section contains a wealth of disability–specific information with implications and practical applications for counselors This important book brings together experts in two disciplines, school counseling and special education/disabilities, in order to address the practicalities and possibilities of working with students with disabilities.

APA Handbook of Giftedness and Talent

Author: Steven I. Pfeiffer
Publisher: APA Handbooks in Psychology(r)
ISBN: 9781433826962
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This handbook incorporates the most recent thinking and cutting-edge research from numerous fields related to gifted education, including developmental and social psychology, the neurosciences, cognitive science, and education.

Culturally Proficient Collaboration

Author: Diana L. Stephens
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452269629
Format: PDF
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Optimize school counselors and raise your school’s cultural competence The authors make a compelling case for recognizing professional school counselors as leaders of 21st-century change rather than "gatekeepers" of the status quo. Today’s school leaders need to acknowledge counselors’ value in the necessary work of providing equitable resources and opportunities for children in today’s multicultural environment. Aligned with the American School Counselor Association National Model for school counseling programs, this book provides a conceptual framework and practical protocols for utilizing school counselors as: Change agents for school improvement Creators of results-based programs Equity advocates for all students This book shows how to make the most of school leadership teams by empowering counselors to contribute to each school’s success.

Social emotional Curriculum with Gifted and Talented Students

Author: Joyce VanTassel-Baska
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781593633493
Format: PDF
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Social-Emotional Curriculum With Gifted and Talented Students provides a thorough introduction to methods for developing social-emotional curricula for use with gifted and talented learners in the school setting. Educational Resource