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Silverman, Linda Kreger – Roeper Review, 2016
Annemarie Roeper and Leta Hollingworth are the ethical bedrock of the field of gifted education. Though they never met, their legacies are intertwined. They gave us a child-centered perspective, in which ethical development plays a pivotal role. This article traces the similarities of their philosophies, exploring the life experiences that may…
Descriptors: Ethics, Academically Gifted, Gardening, Figurative Language
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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 – 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 – 1993
This very brief paper considers the importance of positive social development for gifted children. It stresses the need for these children to interact with true peers, that is others with whom they can interact at an equal level around issues of common interest. Development of leadership skills and self-esteem is seen to be fostered by…
Descriptors: Bibliotherapy, Child Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted
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
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. – 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
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, 1991
This document consists of six issues of a newsletter subtitled "Dedicated to Helping Gifted Children Reach their Full Potential." These issues focus on personality types, program administration, creativity, counseling, the arts, and cultural diversity. Feature articles have the following titles and authors: "A World of Difference: Children and…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Art, Child Rearing, 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 – 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
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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 – Roeper Review, 1994
This article demonstrates that the cognitive complexity and personality traits of gifted children create unique experiences and awarenesses that separate them from others. A central feature of children's gifted experience is their moral sensitivity and the asynchronous development of their inner world, which need to be understood and nurtured.…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Emotional Development, Gifted
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