This section provides a list of books that members have found of interest over the years. Additional resources can also be sourced through the CHIP Foundation website which has CHIP e-guides available for purchase.
The following books are available for loan to members. Simply email your request to the CHIP Centre and we’ll see if we can get them to you at the next workshop.
Losing Our Minds – Gifted Children Left Behind (Deborah L. Ruf, Ph.D)
Wouldn’t it be a disgrace if we lost the brightest students now attending our nation’s schools? Dr. Deborah L. Ruf established that there are far more highly gifted children than previously imagines, yet large numbers of very bright children are “never discovered” by their schools.
Using 78 gifted and highly gifted children as her examples, she illustrates five levels of giftedness their child fits by comparing their own child’s developmental milestones to those of the children described in the book. This book contains practical advice for parents, including how to find a school that works for your child.
Some Of My Best Friends Are Books – Guiding Gifted Readers From Pre-School to High School, A Guide For Parents, Teachers, Librarians and Counselors (Judith Wynn Halsted)
Books can be wonderful bridges for communication on feelings, values, and decision making. The extensive indexing makes it easy to select appropriate books that are interesting to a particular child. Each book contains characters with which a child can easily identify.
Some Of My Best Friends Are Books” describes: background information on the emotional and intellectual needs of children of high ability; Typical reading patterns, the need for reading guidance, and how to discuss books with young readers; an annotated bibliography of almost 300 books carefully selected to promote intellectual and emotional development of high ability youngsters from preschool through grade 12.
Smart Girls – A New Psychology of Girls, Women, & Giftedness (Barbara A. Kerr, Ph. D)
Smart Girls provides practical information on: bright beginnings, adolescent gifted girls, gifted college women, extraordinary talents, barriers to achievement, gifted minority girls and women, what research tells us, eminent women, self-actualisation, guiding gifted girls.
Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults – ADHD, Bipolar, Asperger’s, Depression and Other Disorders (James T. Webb, Ph. D et al)
Some of our brightest, most creative children and adults are being misdiagnosed with disorders such as ADHD, ODD, Bipolar, OCD, Autism, or Asperger’s. Many receive unneeded medication and inappropriate counselling as a result.
This book provides information on: Diagnoses commonly given to gifted children and adults; Characteristics of gifted children and adults; Traits of diagnoses incorrectly given to gifted children and adults; guidelines to avoid mislabeling gifted children, parent-child relationship problems; Issues for gifted adults; Advice for selecting a counselor or health care professional.