The district publishes a quarterly newsletter and sends it via email to the parents/guardians of all Bexley students identified as gifted in one or more areas. Each newsletter will focus on a specific topic and include articles and resources related to the topic that families may find helpful and any announcements specific to Bexley gifted learners.
Quarterly Family Meetings
Each quarter, a. special meeting will be held for families of gifted Bexley learners. Meetings may be held in person or virtually with dates and times announced via the quarterly newsletter. Meetings may include a presentation of a. topic related to raising gifted children, opportunities for families to discuss experiences, or other related activities.
The organization below offer a wealth of information about giftedness and raising gifted children. Some also conduct or serve as a clearinghouse for scholarly research about giftedness and gifted education, and others serve as advocacy organizations at the state and national level.
Ohio Association for Gifted Children (OAGC) - OAGC advances understanding of the needs of the gifted, promotes establishment of programs and services for gifted students, and encourages the exchange of information on the national, state and local level. They have a parent division that develops resources specific to families of gifted learners and host an annual day of learning for parents and guardians at the organization’s fall conference.
P.O. Box 30801
Gahanna, OH 43230
American Mensa Ltd. - Mensa is an internationally recognized group for people of exceptional intelligence. Local groups usually have activities, and there are parent support forums, as well. Students may be admitted to Mensa one of two ways: via the Mensa Admissions Test if age 14 or older, or via acceptable scores on an approved test administered by the school or a private psychologist if under the age of 14. Scores must be at or above the 98th percentile on a test of intelligence or cognitive ability.
1229 Corporate Dr.
West Arlington, TX 76006
Center for Gifted Educational Policy - This group is a committee within the American Psychological Association. They conduct policy analysis and research on giftedness from a psychological perspective.
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
(800) 374-2721 or (202) 336-5500
Council for Exceptional Children - Talented and Gifted – CEC-TAG is a subdivision of the larger CEC organization, which focuses research and advocacy efforts to help meet the needs of children with special learning needs. While most efforts are centered on students with disabilities, they do have their own gifted-focused publications and some online resources for teachers and families.
Council for Exceptional Children – Talented and Gifted
Ball State University BU 109
Muncie, IN 47306
Davidson Institute for Talent Development - This organization was founded by parents of gifted children and creators of Reader Rabbit software. They sponsor support activities for profoundly gifted students by means of conferences, publications, scholarships, and support forums. Their website has extensive resources.
Davidson Institute for Talent Development
9665 Gateway Dr., Suite B
Reno, NV 89521
Institute for Research and Policy on Acceleration - This center is part of the Belin and Blank International Center, which sponsored the key “A Nation Deceived” report in 2004. The site has a huge collection of research on academic acceleration of all forms, including the executive summary and full “A Nation Deceived” report.
600 Blank Honors Center
The University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242-0454
(800) 336-6463 or (319) 335-6148
National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) - NAGC invests all of its resources to train teachers, encourage parents and educate administrators and policymakers on how to develop and support gifted children and what's at stake if high-potential learners are not challenged and encouraged.
NAGC 331 H Street NW, Suite 1001
Washington, DC 20005
Renzulli Center for Creativity, Gifted Education, and Talent Development - This department is part of the University of Connecticut. They are home to the National Center for Research on Gifted Education, which sponsors research on topics including enrichment, curriculum development, underachievement, and more. The site includes links to research, resources for parents and teachers, and summaries of various program models.
Renzulli Center for Creativity, Gifted Education, and Talent Development
2131 Hillside Road, Unit 3007
Storrs, CT 06269-3007
Tel: (860) 486-4826
Ohio Department of Education -Locate information about state laws, policies, and procedures related to gifted education along with publications and resources.
Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted (SENG) - SENG focuses their work on the social and emotional side of giftedness through publications, conferences, online resources, and consulting. They also have a mental health provider directory on their website and an extensive article library.
Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted
PO Box 6074
Scottsdale, AZ 85261
World Council for Gifted & Talented Children - This is an international advocacy group for gifted children and gifted education. Comprised of parents, educators, researchers, and others, the group focuses on research and holds international gifted conferences every other year. They also publish a quarterly journal with articles focused on gifted education around the globe.
World Council for Gifted and Talented Children
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd, #11030
Bowling Green, KY 42101
The following websites include collections of articles, resources, or blogs related to the needs of gifted children and their families.
Books and Magazines
Coleman, Laurence J. & Cross, Tracy L. Being Gifted in School: An Introduction to Development, Guidance, and Teaching. Prufrock Press, 2011.
Cross, Tracy L. On the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Children, 5th ed. Prufrock Press, 2018.
Daniels, Susan & Piechowski, Michael M. Living with Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Adults. Great Potential Press, 2008.
Davis, Joy L. Bright, Talented, and Black: A Guide for Families of African American Gifted Learners. Great Potential Press, 2010.
Delisle, James R. Parenting Gifted Kids: Tips for Raising Happy and Successful Children. Free Spirit Publishing, 2006.
Delisle, James R. Understanding Your Gifted Child From the Inside Out: A Guide to the Social and Emotional Lives of Gifted Kids. Prufrock Press, 2018.
Fertig, Carol. Raising a Gifted Child: A Parenting Success Handbook. Prufrock Press, 2008.
Fonseca, Christine. 101 Success Secrets for Gifted Kids, 2nd ed. Prufrock Press, 2015. (**written for students)
Fonseca, Christine. Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students: Helping Kids Cope with. Explosive Feelings. Prufrock Press, 2016.
Galbraith, Judy. The Survival Guide for Gifted Kids, 3rd ed. Free Spirit Publishing, 2013. (**written for students)
Galbraith, Judy & Delisle, James R. The Gifted Teen Survival Guide, 4th ed. Free Spirit Publishing, 2011. (**written for students)
Galbraith, Judy & Delisle, James R. When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers, Revised ed. Free Spirit Publishing, 2015.
Greenspon, Thomas S. Moving Past Perfect. Free Spirit Publishing, 2012.
Greenspon, Thomas S. What to Do When Good Enough Isn’t Good Enough. Free Spirit Publishing, 2007. (**written for students)
Inman, Tracy Ford and Kirchner, Jane. Parent Gifted Children 101. Prufrock Press, 2016.
Jolly, Jennifer L., Smutny, Joan Franklin, & Nilles, Kathleen. Success Strategies for Parenting Gifted Kids. Prufrock Press, 2010.
Jolly, Jennifer L., Treffinger, Donald, Inman, Tracy, & Smutny, Joan Franklin. Parenting Gifted Children. Prufrock Press, 2010.
Neihart, Maureen, Reis, Sally M., Robinson, Nancy M., & Moon, Sidney M. The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What Do We Know?, 2nd ed. Prufrock Press, 2016.
Peters, Dan. From Worrier to Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Fears. Gifted Unlimited, LLC, 2013. (**written for students)
Peters, Dan. Make Your Worrier to Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Child’s Fears. Gifted Unlimited, LLC, 2013.
Peters, Dan, Reid, Lisa, & Davis, Stephanie. The Warrior Workbook: A Guide to Conquering Your Worry Monster. Gifted Unlimited, LLC, 2013. (**written for students)
Rimm, Sylvia. Keys to Parenting the Gifted Child, 3rd Ed. Great Potential Press, 2007.
Rimm, Sylvia. Why Bright Kids Get Poor Grades and What You Can Do About It: A 6-Step Program for Parents and Teachers, 3rd Ed. Great Potential Press, 2008.
Rivera, Lisa. A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Teens: Living with Intense and Creative Adolescents. Great Potential Press, 2010.
Rivera, Lisa. A Smart Teen’s Guide to Living With Intensity: How to Get More Out of Life and Learning. Great Potential Press, 2010.
Schults, Robert A. & Delisle, James R. If I’m So Smart, Why Aren’t the Answers Easy? Prufrock Press, 2003. (**written for students)
Siegle, Del. The Underachieving Gifted Child: Recognizing, Understanding, and Reversing Underachievement. Prufrock Press, 2012
Strip, Carol Ann & Hirsch, Gretchen. Helping Gifted Children Soar. A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers, 2nd ed. Great Potential Press, 2011.
Sunde Peterson, Jean & Peters, Daniel B. Bright, Complex Kids: Supporting Their Social and Emotional Development. Free Spirit Publishing, 2021.
Webb, James T., Gore, Janet L., Karnes, Frances A., & McDaniel, A. Stephen. A Grandparent's Guide to Gifted Children. Great Potential Press, 2004.
Webb, James T., Gore, Janet L., Amend, Edward R., & DeVries, Arlene R. A Parent's Guide to Gifted Children. Great Potential Press, 2007.
Webb, James, et al. Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger’s, Depression, and Other Disorders, 2nd ed. Great Potential Press, 2016.
Gifted Child Today Magazine – Prufrock Press, www.prufrock.com, P.O. Box 8813, Waco, TX, 76714-8813, $35 per year, quarterly
Parenting for High Potential Magazine– National Association for Gifted Children, www.nagc.org, 1707 L Street, N.W. - Suite 550, Washington, DC 20036, benefit available with NAGC membership