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Silverman, Linda Kreger – Roeper Review, 2009
Dabrowski's theory spoke to me at a very deep level of my being. It has been my guide to self-examination, allowing me to appreciate my intensity and to see the challenges in my life as opportunities for personal growth. For the last three decades, I have shared my passion for the theory with anyone who would listen. This article is about my…
Descriptors: Gifted, Counseling, Social Theories, Individual Development
Silverman, Linda Kreger – 2002
This book describes the unique characteristics of visual-spatial learners and teaching techniques designed for this population. Following a quiz to identify visual-spatial learners, chapters address: (1) how visual-spatial learners think and the plight of being non-sequential; (2) the power of the right hemisphere, eye movement patterns, and…
Descriptors: Adults, Auditory Perception, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Classroom Techniques
Silverman, Linda Kreger – Gifted Education International, 1999
Explores perfectionism in gifted students and argues that perfectionism needs to be appreciated as a two-edged sword that has the potential for propelling an individual toward unparalleled greatness or plummeting one into despair. Hints for coping with perfectionism in oneself and in gifted students are provided. (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Achievement Need, Aspiration, Coping, Elementary Secondary Education
Silverman, Linda Kreger – 1998
This paper recommends an evaluation procedure for gifted children which uses test results only to confirm the conclusions resulting from clinical evaluation that involves observation, discussion with the child, an interview with the parents, developmental milestones, and family history. It suggests that traditional test interpretation may lead to…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Academically Gifted, Clinical Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education
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Silverman, Linda Kreger – Roeper Review, 1998
Considers the nature of giftedness, including definitions of giftedness as they affect the self, different worlds at the extremes of intelligence, the psychology of exceptionality, identification of exceptionality, and the frequent misidentification of gifted children as having attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. The need to identify hidden…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Attention Deficit Disorders, Definitions, Disability Identification
Silverman, Linda Kreger – 1997
This very brief paper summarizes 20 major findings of research on 3000 gifted children over 19 years at the Gifted Development Center (Denver, Colorado). Among findings are: (1) there are more highly gifted children than previously recognized; (2) when one child is gifted, the chances are great that all siblings are gifted; (3) second children are…
Descriptors: Child Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Characteristics, Gifted
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Silverman, Linda Kreger – Peabody Journal of Education, 1997
Explicates the construct of asynchronous development, advocating for its inclusion in planning for and educating gifted students. The paper examines the work of several researchers as it relates to asynchronous development of gifted students. It also discusses social and emotional aspects of vulnerability; socialization versus social development;…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academically Gifted, Advanced Students, Child Development
Rogers, Martin T.; Silverman, Linda Kreger – 1998
This brief paper offers guidelines on recognizing giftedness in young children based on a study of the developmental characteristics of 77 gifted and average children as reported in parent questionnaires. The questionnaire asked parents to describe their children's development during the first 36 months. Major findings indicated that: parents of…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Child Development, Gifted, Parent Attitudes
Silverman, Linda Kreger – 1996
This paper addresses common concerns of parents about the social development of gifted children. It stresses the importance of three key factors: (1) a responsive home environment where the child is respected; (2) opportunities to relate to other gifted children, especially during the early years, when self-concept is formed; and (3) opportunities…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Age Differences, Child Development, Elementary Secondary Education
Silverman, Linda Kreger, Ed. – Understanding Our Gifted, 1993
This theme issue on the role of parents in the education of their gifted children contains two feature articles. "'Pushy and Domineering': A Stigma Placed on Parents of Gifted Children," by Lynn C. Cole and Roxana M. DellaVecchia, examines how parents are perceived as "pushy and domineering" when they strongly advocate for appropriate education…
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Parent Participation
Silverman, Linda Kreger, Ed. – Understanding Our Gifted, 1993
Excellence in education of gifted children is the focus of this journal theme issue. Two articles are featured: (1) "Making Connections for the At-Risk Gifted Child" by Mary Kay Finholt and Kathy Peckron, describing an exemplary support system developed for at-risk gifted students in the Rockwood School District in Missouri, which provides…
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Elementary Secondary Education, Excellence in Education, Gifted
Silverman, Linda Kreger, Ed. – Understanding Our Gifted, 1994
This theme issue on the role of networking in improving services for gifted individuals presents two feature articles and several regular columns. "A Network of Scholars" by Jerry Flack describes efforts of a group of professional educators and researchers of gifted persons in Colorado who worked cooperatively to create the Colorado Academy of…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Networks
Silverman, Linda Kreger, Ed. – Understanding Our Gifted, 1994
Talent searches are discussed in this journal theme issue, with two feature articles and several recurring columns. "Talent Search: A Driving Force in Gifted Education," by Paula Olszewski-Kubilius, defines what a talent search is, how the Talent Search was developed by Dr. Julian Stanley at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland, the benefits of…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Academic Aptitude, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted
Silverman, Linda Kreger, Ed. – Understanding Our Gifted, 1994
This journal theme issue focuses on attention deficit disorders (ADD) in gifted children. "Gifted Children with Attention Deficit Disorder" by Deirdre V. Lovecky outlines symptoms of ADD, types of ADD, issues of giftedness, strengths of gifted children with ADD, and methods for helping gifted children with ADD. "The Perplexed Perfectionist" by…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Disorders, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Gifted Disabled
Silverman, Linda Kreger – 1992
This digest offers guidelines to parents of gifted children which emphasize respecting the child's individuality while providing necessary support. A new definition of giftedness is cited which stresses the asynchronous development of such children's cognitive skills and the resultant qualitatively different inner experience. Early signs of…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Child Rearing, Definitions, Early Identification
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