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ERIC Number: EJ933180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISSN: ISSN-1554-2998
Meeting the Guidance and Counseling Needs of Gifted Students in School Settings
Elijah, Karen
Journal of School Counseling, v9 n14 2011
A practicing school counselor discusses the necessity of providing specialized guidance and counseling services for gifted and talented learners. Unfortunately, school counselors today may not have adequate knowledge or training to be able to provide such services and some may have attitudes and biases that prevent effective work with these students. Yet, school counselors have unique skills to apply in service delivery. This discussion examines academic, career/vocational, social, and affective needs of gifted students and areas for which they may require specialized assistance. The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Ethical Standards for School Counselors (2004) can guide and support school counseling professionals as they obtain the education and training necessary to better meet the needs of gifted and talented learners, who are indeed part of "all" students whom they are admonished to serve.
Journal of School Counseling. Montana State University, College of Education, Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 172940, Bozeman, MT 59717. Tel: 406-994-4133; Fax: 406-994-1854; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A