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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
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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
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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
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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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
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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
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Silverman, Linda Kreger – Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, 1995
Although equal numbers of highly gifted boys and girls are found from early childhood until about age 12, 98% of the preeminent adults are male. This may be because, during preadolescence and adolescence, girls receive societal messages that undermine gifted girls' confidence and motivation. A vigorous campaign is needed to establish gender equity…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Adolescent Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
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Silverman, Linda Kreger – Roeper Review, 1995
This article reviews the history of discrimination against gifted women and quotes notables such as Charles Darwin, Francis Galton, John Stuart Mill, Harriet Taylor Mill, and Mary Wollstonecraft. The article also examines the history of the education of women, the work of Leta Stetter Hollingworth, and current perspectives on giftedness and…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Attitudes, Beliefs, Females
Silverman, Linda Kreger – 1995
This paper discusses the differences between spatial and sequential learning, characteristics of individuals who exhibit stronger visual-spatial learning, and strategies for teaching children with visual-spatial strengths. Techniques include: (1) using visual aids, such as overhead projectors, and visual imagery in lectures; (2) using manipulative…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
Silverman, Linda Kreger, Ed. – 1993
This graduate-level textbook provides a framework for understanding giftedness, and considers the counseling process and strategies for counseling in the schools. Chapters include: "The Gifted Individual" (Linda Kreger Silverman); "The Quest for Meaning: Counseling Issues with Gifted Children and Adolescents" (Deirdre V. Lovecky); "A Developmental…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Counseling, Children, Counseling Techniques
Silverman, Linda Kreger, Ed. – Understanding Our Gifted, 1993
The six issues of this newsletter have the following themes: (1) home schooling, (2) promising practices, (3) parent advocacy, (4) the young gifted child, (5) "being out of sync," and (6) philosophy of giftedness. Major articles include the following: "Homeschooling for Gifted Primary Students" (Patricia Linehan); "Learning to Fly: A Home…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Acceleration (Education), Child Advocacy, Child Rearing
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Silverman, Linda Kreger – 1990
This very brief item discusses the tendency of the highly gifted to be argumentative by nature, a characteristic described as being embedded in personality structure as well as measurable by two traits, perceiving and judging, in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. A number of suggestions are provided to parents and teachers for techniques to use in…
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Adults, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted
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