Alexander, Irving, Ph.D., A Conversation With Parents of Children With Unusual Abilities, Working Paper, Number 4.

Wednesday, January 3, 2001

Dr. Irving Alexander is Professor Emeritus at Duke University in the Department of Psychology and President of the American Association for Gifted Children, located at Duke University. This Working Paper was written in response to the numerous requests that AAGC receives from parents regarding their children with unusual abilities and how they may help them reach their potential. 

Working Papers are issued occasionally by the AAGC in order to inform public discussion of issues related to the education of the gifted. Over the past few years AAGC has focused its mission on reviewing the research findings about preschoolers with unusual abilities and informing parents and professionals about how to best support them in their development. This paper will provide the basis for further discussions about issues and promising activities that are important to parents of very bright young children.