References For Parents

Recommended books from the National Association of Gifted Children

Parenting Gifted Children
Editors: Jennifer L. Jolly, Donald J. Treffinger, Tracy Ford Inman, Joan Franklin Smutny

The NAGC Mile Marker Series: Your Road Map for Supporting Gifted Children

The Gifted Kids’ Survival Guide: A Teen Handbook (4th ed.)
Judy Galbraith, Jim Delisle

Helping Gifted Kids Soar (2nd ed.)
Carol Strip Whitney, Gretchen Hirsch

Using the Next Generation Science Standards with Gifted and Advanced Learners
Joyce Van Tassel-Baska


Informational Websites

National Association of Gifted Children:


Davidson Institute of Talent Development:


Programs outside of the district for Gifted and Talented Students

Center for Talent Development – Northwestern University:

Education Program for Gifted Youth – Stanford University:

Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science:

Talent Identification Program (TIP) – Duke University:

Gifted Education Resource Institute – Purdue University:

Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG):

Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY):

Davidson Young Scholars Program for Profoundly Gifted Youth:

Center for Gifted: Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity:


Summer Showcase (options for summer time continued learning)

Barrington Area Library

Barrington Park District

College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors | Barrington and Schaumburg
Main Phone:  847-305-2952

Eye Level Learning
Office: 847-726-9900

Harper College

Laura George Consulting, LLC
College Admissions Consultant, Essay Development Coach, and ACT/SAT Tutor

Mathnasium of South Barrington

Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity / The Center for Gifted

Northwestern University Center for Talent Development CTD)
Summer Program:  commuter and residential:  847/491-3782 ext. 2
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General website:
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Gifted Learning Links:
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Sylvan Learning