Web Resources

The National Research Center on Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, investigates, develops, and disseminates new methods for identifying and teaching gifted students. The NRC/GT, located at the University of Connecticut, is run collaboratively with the University of Virginia and Yale University, and works in conjunction with more than 300 public school district research study sites.

The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) is an organization of parents, educators, other professionals and community leaders to address the unique needs of children and youth. Membership includes a subscription to Parenting for High Potential, a magazine with articles geared to the development of talent. You can search State Resources for Gifted Education and Individual State Gifted Organizations on the NAGC website by clicking on the heading “Gifted By State.”

Oregon Department of Education TAG is a state run site which offers information designed to support educators and parents to define the need for services and to support TAG identified students in their learning needs.

The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.

The Association for the Gifted (TAG) organized in 1958 by The Council for Exceptional Children, helps professionals and parents work with gifted children.

The National Society for the Gifted and Talented aims to advance the development of gifted, talented, and high potential youth, in the United States and abroad, through opportunities, advocacy and exemplary programs and practices.

The Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students (AEGUS) provides a forum for ideas and interventions aimed at helping twice-exceptional students reach their full potential.

The Davidson Institute for Talent Development has extensive resources for highly gifted students (and their parents). You can access articles by selecting “Browse by Topic” or “Search GT-Cybersource” from the “Resources” header in the pull-down top bar menu bar.

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) focuses primarily on the adults (parents, educators, etc) in the lives of gifted children. SENG provides information on identification, guidance, and effective ways to live and work with gifted individuals.

Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page is a resource guide for the education of gifted children with links to many gifted education resources available on the Internet.

Text Resources


Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
Carol Dweck


Emotional Intensity in Gifted Students
Christine Fonesca

Parenting Gifted Kids: Tips for Raising Happy and Successful Children
James R. Delisle

Raising a Gifted Child
Carol Fertig

Living With Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and the Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Adults
Susan Daniels, Michael Piechowski