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A Brilliant IQ: Gift or Challenge?

by Chris Allcock, Lyn Kendall
ISBNPrint: 9780857478344 E-book: 9780857478368
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This very practical handbook looks at the hurdles and obstacles that stand in the way of a gifted person becoming a well-rounded, successful individual, whilst also discussing the opportunities and advantages of being bright, and ways to ensure bright sparks grow up to become well-adjusted adults.

This very practical handbook looks at the hurdles and obstacles that stand in the way of a gifted person becoming a well-rounded, successful individual, whilst also discussing the opportunities and advantages of being bright, and ways to ensure bright sparks grow up to become well-adjusted adults. The authors unpick common misconceptions and fictions that swirl around about what it means to have a high intellect, and the perils of taking them at face value.

The book draws on the authors’ personal experiences and professional, evidenced findings to provide accurate, practical and meaningful advice for bright individuals, their parents and professionals on how the challenges of having a high IQ can be overcome. The education plans and practical solutions will be invaluable for educational psychologists and teachers.

Contents:

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • What it means to have a high IQ
  • Identifying a gifted child
  • Advantages of being gifted
  • Physical challenges
  • Emotional challenges
  • Social challenges
  • Sensory sensitivities
  • Adolescence
  • The Four rules for success
  • Parenting bright sparks
  • Being supportive
  • Examining education
  • Support in school
  • If it ainʼt broke …


Authors
Lyn Kendall is a psychologist and educator who serves as British Mensa’s Gifted Child Consultant. She has over 40 years’ experience working with children of all ages and intellects, focusing mainly on the fields of Special Educational Needs and Gifted and Talented Education. Lyn holds a Master’s Degree in Education (Special Needs and Inclusive Education) and is both a qualified psychologist and a member of the British Psychological Society.


Chris Allcock is a professional writer and games designer. As an experienced writer, he has collaborated with other creative individuals to create video game scripts, strategy guides, art books, comics, promotional materials and more. Having joined Mensa at the age of seven, co-authoring A Brilliant IQ has presented Chris an opportunity to offer the perspective of someone who overcame many of the same challenges, and reassure bright sparks everywhere that they have what it takes to thrive.

Product Information
Age Groups 5 - 7 years, 7 - 11 years, 11 -14 years, 14 - 16 years,
Author Chris Allcock, Lyn Kendall
Product format Teacher resource
Market restriction There are no market restrictions for this book.
Released date 6th August 2020
ISBN Print: 9780857478344 E-book: 9780857478368
Pages 134
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