Handbook of Giftedness in Children

Psychoeducational Theory, Research, and Best Practices

Editors: Pfeiffer, Steven I. (Ed.)

  • Focuses on an under-served, misunderstood, and high-needs population
  • Provides much-needed information on the gifted population, which has been relatively neglected by professional psychologists
  • An authoritative handbook written specifically to guide psychologists with their efforts and ensure best practices
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About this book

Mention "special needs children", and most people think of students struggling to overcome learning and physical disabilities as well as problem behaviors that interfere with achieving full academic potential. But there is a hidden population of special needs children – the gifted and talented – and their teachers, parents, and other professionals are often not well equipped to respond to their unique academic and developmental needs.

In one comprehensive resource, the Handbook of Giftedness in Children brings together leading experts from the fields of psychology and education, combining theory and applied empirical research on such crucial topics as conceptualization, types of intelligence, developmental considerations, and ethical and legal concerns. Particular attention is given to social and family contexts, and evidence-based strategies and interventions offer solid guidelines on assessment, curriculum design, and encouraging and nurturing talent – from preschool through adolescence.

Sample topics include:

  • Approaches to screening and assessment, including IQ and other tests
  • The gifted child’s social world, from peer relationships to gender issues
  • Special issues of gifted but disadvantaged students
  • Problems and interventions specific to families with a gifted child
  • Career counseling, planning, and mentorship

This volume is an essential resource for anyone working with gifted and talented children, including clinical child and school psychologists, educators and other allied professionals as well as child psychiatrists, family therapists, social workers, and pediatricians and other healthcare professionals. It also serves as an invaluable guide for graduate students in these and related fields.

About the authors

Steven I. Pfeiffer, Ph.D., ABPP is Professor in the Combined-Integrated Counseling and School Psychology Program at Florida State University, where he heads the Mental Health Counseling Program. Before his tenure at Florida State, Dr. Pfeiffer was a professor at Duke University, where he served as Executive Director of Duke’s Talent Identification Program (TIP). He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, a licensed psychologist, diplomate in school psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology and listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. Dr. Pfeiffer is co-author of the widely used Gifted Rating Scales (see link on the right-hand panel) and Devereux Behavior Rating Scales-School Form, has authored or edited five books and almost 100 journal articles and book chapters in the areas of the psychology of the gifted, talent development, and children’s mental health. He served as the founding editor of the Duke Gifted Letter and serves on the editorial board of ten journals, including Gifted Child Quarterly and Roeper Review—two of the leading journals in the gifted field. Dr. Pfeiffer was recipient of the Mensa Education & Research Foundation Award for Excellence in Research. He was invited to testify at the White House on children’s mental health needs and has served as a clinical psychologist in the U.S. Naval Medical Service Corps (reserves). He has a private practice where he sees children, adolescents and families.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Psychology, Psychologists, and Gifted Students

    Gallagher, James J.

    Pages 1-11

  • History of Giftedness: Perspectives from the Past Presage Modern Scholarship

    Robinson, Ann (et al.)

    Pages 13-31

  • The Social World of Gifted Children and Youth

    Robinson, Nancy M.

    Pages 33-51

  • The Role of the Family in Talent Development

    Olszewski-Kubilius, Paula

    Pages 53-70

  • Conceptions of Giftedness

    Kaufman, Scott Barry (et al.)

    Pages 71-91

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover n/a
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-4501-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Giftedness in Children
Book Subtitle
Psychoeducational Theory, Research, and Best Practices
Editors
  • Steven I. Pfeiffer
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-74401-8
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-74401-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-74399-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4501-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 420
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
Topics