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Tips, Advice, and Help when having your Gifted Child Tested

With apologies to the Bard, “To test, or not to test, that is the question.” Testing children for giftedness can be expensive, time-consuming, and, if not done well, useless. Yet, when done by someone who understands giftedness, the results can bring great insight into learning styles, asynchronicities, behavior issues, and more. Testing can also open the door to services and enrichment opportunities otherwise not available. So, should parents of gifted children have them tested? If so, what’s the right age? And how do parents find qualified people in their area? GHF Bloggers have the experience, information, and insight from both sides of the question. Read more

Dare! In under five minutes, clearly explain, in layman’s terms, the complexities of giftedness, the added layers of twice-exceptionality, and best practices for how to educate and parent such kids while also taking care of yourself and your family.

Better! Refer to the heartfelt new video, About GHF: Gifted Homeschoolers Forum, created by the fabulous Vicki Loh of Digital Cyclops Video Productions and featuring several of our GHF experts (and their families), including Executive Director Corin Barsily Goodwin, GHF About Video, which accomplishes this feat and offers an introduction to the huge support system that GHF: Gifted Homeschoolers Forum provides to all facets of the gifted/2e community.

About GHF is the perfect share if you know someone who would benefit from the wide array of help that GHF gives, but don’t want to overwhelm them with too much all at once. Educators and therapists will also find this to be a great reference!

Neuroscience of Giftedness: Physiology of the Brain!

neuroscience of giftednessConfusion abounds over the many connotations of the term “gifted.” Is it an educational label? A psychological label? Does it have a neurological basis? Existing literature suggests that, indeed, the gifted brain is different than a neurotypical brain. This series of articles will address these differences and their potential implications for parenting and education. Read more

This project is a collaboration between GHF: Gifted Homeschoolers Forum and Gifted Research & Outreach (GRO)

Boost: 12 Effective Ways to Lift Up Our Twice-Exceptional Children
by Kelly Hirt
Kelly, a public school teacher with 25 years experience, outlines 12 strategies to design a supportive, safe, and encouraging learning environment for twice-exceptional students. Read more.

From Home Education to Higher Education: A Guide for Recruiting, Assessing, and Supporting Homeschooled Applicants
by Lori Dunlap
As the number of homeschoolers continues to increase, professionals who work with homeschoolers seeking higher education need to develop a plan to recruit, assess, and assimilate these particularly motivated, thoughtful, creative students. Read more.

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GHF Online

GHFOGHF Online: Providing engaging online courses tailored to the needs of gifted and twice-exceptional students of all ages. Learn more about GHF Online – our philosophy, how our classes work, what others have said about us, and see some of the results of our kids’ work. We even have a YouTube channel.

2019 Spring classes are open, get started here.

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Gifted Cubed

gifted twice exceptional minorities homeschoolGifted minorities often struggle to gain the recognition and support they deserve. In an attempt to increase awareness that giftedness and twice-exceptionalities exist and thrive in all communities, GHF has created a free, downloadable brochure called Gifted Cubed – The Expanded Complexity of Race & Culture in Gifted and 2e Kids. We have also put together articles from well-respected authors, bloggers, and academics addressing the unique and universal needs of gifted minorities. We hope to encourage a respectful dialogue and an opportunity for learning, support, and advocacy. Read more

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