YES. from Ian Byrd: “While gifted students look perfect on paper, their teachers know that in the classroom they are not all the academic angels and stellar scholars that people assume they are. Successful teachers of the gifted require a special understanding of their students’ social and emotional needs.”
adapted from “10 Facts About Social Emotional Needs of the Gifted”
In addition to academic programming, gifted students can be offered various programs that address their unique social and emotional needs.
SENG Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted is a national organization that encourages local support groups for parents of the gifted.
Gifted Guru: A link directs you to several sites and blogs that provide thoughtful suggestions and guidelines.
NAGC - Social Emotional Resources: Because gifted children demonstrate greater maturity in some domains over others, they may be at greater risk for specific kinds of social-emotional difficulties if their needs are not met.
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