Is It Good to Be Gifted?
That’s a silly question; of course being gifted is good. Isn’t it? By David Palmer, Ph.D
While a high IQ has a definite upside, there’s also a flipside, according to David Palmer, Ph.D., author of the new book, Parents Guide to IQ Testing and Gifted Education. An award-winning researcher and educational psychologist, Dr. Palmer wrote his new book to help parents understand gifted testing and gifted programming so that they can make informed decisions for their children. Teachers, principals, and other educators who need to understand gifted testing and placement are also finding the book helpful. Since you serve both parents and teachers, we thought an update on “the flipside” of being gifted was in order. Here, Dr. Palmer discusses the effects of giftedness on children, and the ways parents and educators can help them cope. (more…)