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LINKS for PARENTS

This section of the website contains links to other sites for general information which may be of interest to parents.  You will also find more links to information on specific topics in various other parts of the website.

Hoagies – all things gifted. A good place to start. Look for Gifted 101.

SENG (Social Emotional Needs of the Gifted) – Good general information and a collection of excellent articles.

Davidson Institute – a US based organisation  supporting the needs of gifted children
with a comprehensive database of articles and resources covering a range
of topics. Search by author, keyword or topic.

Prufrock Press includes blogs and podcasts as well as publications

Talent Development Resources Enhancing creative expression and advanced personal development

Educating the Very Able by Joan Freeman (from the UK)

The NZ Association for Gifted Children
has a good collection of links and articles from various issues of their magazine Tall Poppies


Learning
Faster Isn't Smarter: Messages about Math, Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
 A review of this book plus links to downloadable chapters from the book, providing interesting insights.

Enrichment Units for the Middle Years (EUMY)
A range of units of work written for gifted students in Yr 5 – 9. These units are very good value and cover a wide range of topics. School site licenses are also very reasonable.

Fremantle Film and Television Institute Youth workshops most school holidays for students ages 9 – 16.
Email for more information or phone  9431 6702

Wikiversity – Set Learning free
Wikiversity is a community for the creation and use of free learning materials and activities. Wikiversity is a multidimensional social organization dedicated to learning, teaching, research and service. Its primary goals are to Create and host free content, multimedia learning materials, resources, and curricula for all age groups in all languages and to develop collaborative learning projects and communities around these materials 

Homeschooling
Home schooling Resources – Resources, links, newsletter, information, support

Home Based Learning Network (HBLN) WA supporting home learning in WA.  Newsletter and Events, information about legal issues as well the philosophy behind home education.

Renzulli Learning System – The Renzulli Learning Differentiation EngineTM puts students in touch with engaging, individualized resources specially chosen for their interest areas and learning styles. Now available to families, maybe useful for homeschoolers.

Other Organisations
Quest Lifelearning  Specialist in providing innovative education for home based learners. Theirs is an experience based approach, developing and gaining wisdom through real life, nitty gritty, down to earth discovery. Quest Lifelearning have taken over the organisation of the Holiday Programs previously organised by Thinking Ahead.

Gifted Minds– The Gifted Minds team is based in NSW. Services include the assessment of intellectual ability in gifted individuals using the Stanford Binet 5th Edition test, mentoring and/or counselling for gifted adolescents, counselling for adults regarding personal and parenting issues related to intellectual giftedness, and parents talks. Fiona Smith and Dr Minh Nguyen-Hoan aim to assess and identify your child's profile of intellectual strengths and weaknesses and help you celebrate and cater for this. They are skilled at finding creative-divergent children whose gifts may be 'invisible' in the classroom. Fiona and Minh travel to WA on a regular basis for assessments.

Gifted and Talented Children's Association of WA

NSW Association for Gifted and Talented Children (Inc) – email discussion groups, onine conferences and links to many informative sites

Australian Gifted Support   Australian Gifted Support Centre offers a wide range of services to gifted children, their parents or caregivers and their teachers. AGS also organises camps for gifted kids in WA on an annual basis.

Download a list of useful books

Download list of movies with gifted characters

Advocacy
Early Childhood
Friendship
Learning Styles
Myths
Over excitabilities
Parenting Gifted Children
Social & emotional aspects
Twice exceptional
Visual Spatial Learners
Acceleration

Tutor Bank
Links for Parents
Links for Educators
Links for Kids

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