ERIC Number: EJ949792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Self-Injurious Behavior in Gifted and Talented Youth: What Every Educator Should Know
Wood, Susannah M.; Craigen, Laurie M.
Journal for the Education of the Gifted, v34 n6 p839-859 Dec 2011
Self-injurious behaviors (SIBs) are increasing in the general adolescent population, giving rise to concerns about the impact these behaviors have on gifted and talented youth. Educators of the gifted may not have adequate understanding of these behaviors, limiting their effectiveness in supporting gifted students engaging in SIB. This article provides an overview of definitions, demographics, and influencing factors, which may enlighten teachers of gifted students about how best to work with those who are struggling with this behavior. The article concludes with a set of suggested best practices for educators of the gifted that can be implemented in schools and classrooms to support students who are self-injuring and to potentially prevent other gifted students from engaging in SIB.
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Self Destructive Behavior, Talent, Injuries, Adolescents, Definitions, Best Practices, Prevention, Ethics, Referral, Therapy, Family Relationship, Peer Relationship, Suicide, Physiology, Risk, Environmental Influences
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