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Look beyond the grades and test scores to see the real child in need of support.

Written by:  Judy Galbraith, M.A.  /  Jim Delisle, Ph.D.


Gifted kids are so much more than test scores and grades. Still, it’s sometimes difficult to see past the potential to the child who may be anxious, lonely, confused, or unsure of what the future might bring. This book, now fully revised with updated information and new survey quotes, offers practical suggestions for addressing the social and emotional needs of gifted students. The authors present ways to advocate for gifted education; help gifted underachievers, perfectionists, and twice-exceptional students; and provide all gifted kids with a safe, supportive learning environment. Complete with engaging stories, strategies, Q&As, essays, activities, resources, and discussions of ADHD, Asperger’s, and the Common Core, this book is for anyone committed to helping gifted students thrive.

Online digital content includes reproducible forms from the book.

  • 2015 Legacy Book® Award



ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success 

MS.1, MS.2, MS.3, MS.4, MS.5, MS.6
BS.LS.1, BS.LS.2, BS.LS.3, BS.LS.4, BS.LS.5, BS.LS.6, BS.LS.7, BS.LS.8, BS.LS.9
BS.SS.1, BS.SS.2, BS.SS.3, BS.SS.4, BS.SS.5, BS.SS.6, BS.SS.7, BS.SS.8, BS.SS.9


Praise for When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers
“Recommended for all public and academic libraries.”—School Library Journal

“A comprehensive resource for teachers and youth professionals.”—Youth Today

“For anyone committed to helping gifted students gain insights, find solutions, and know they’re not alone.”—Today’s School

“A valuable resource for anyone involved in the lives or education of gifted children.”—Gifted Child Quarterly


ISBN: 978-1-57542-493-4
Audience: Teachers, gifted coordinators, guidance counselors, and parents of gifted children, grades K–9
Trim Size: 7.25" x 9.25"
Page Count: 288

Digital Content: Includes reproducible forms from the book, teacher inventory and student questionnaire, tips, guidelines, Q&As, essays, and other handouts

When Gifted Kids Don’t Have All the Answers

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