Rendre plus belle la vie des enfants doués, tel est l’objectif de ce livre qui apporte un éclairage tout en finesse sur leur psychologie. Nourri d’une connaissance approfondie des spécificités de leur personnalité, le travail d’Arielle Adda répond aux nombreuses questions que les parents se posent quand ils découvrent que leur enfant est doué. Ses réactions parfois surprenantes, ses émotions excessives face à un événement d’apparence anodine, ses remarques d’une maturité impressionnante sont expliquées et dédramatisées. Son comportement, ses relations au sein de la famille et avec les autres enfants, sa scolarité, les tests de personnalité et leurs résultats... tous ces domaines sont traités et enrichis de conseils précis qui aideront à trouver la bonne attitude pour bien l’accompagner. Une aide précieuse pour se former une image cohérente de cet enfant doté de si belles qualités, pour comprendre les forces qui sont les siennes et les défis qu’il a à relever. Arielle Adda est l’une des premières psychologues à s’être intéressée en France aux enfants doués. Elle travaille dans divers centres de consultations et a été la psychologue référente de Mensa France pendant de nombreuses années. Elle a notamment écrit : L’Enfant doué. L’intelligence réconciliée avec Hélène Catroux et Adultes sensibles et doués. Trouver sa place au travail et s’épanouir avec Thierry Brunel.
Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This profound book has provided thousands of readers with an answer-and has helped them to apply it to their own lives. Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents' expectations and win their "love." Alice Miller writes, "When I used the word 'gifted' in the title, I had in mind neither children who receive high grades in school nor children talented in a special way. I simply meant all of us who have survived an abusive childhood thanks to an ability to adapt even to unspeakable cruelty by becoming numb... Without this 'gift' offered us by nature, we would not have survived." But merely surviving is not enough. The Drama of the Gifted Child helps us to reclaim our life by discovering our own crucial needs and our own truth.
Collects therapeutic answers to hundreds of reader letters, in a volume that explores the controversial connection between childhood trauma and physical illness, drug use, crime, and future cycles of abuse.
This introduction to mindfulness meditation for children and their parents includes practices that can help children calm down, become more focused, fall asleep more easily, alleviate worry, manage anger, and generally become more patient and aware.
Gifted students with disabilities, also referred to as twice-exceptional children, need the strategies in "Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children: Understanding, Teaching, and Counseling Gifted Students" in order to find success in the regular classroom. By offering a thorough discussion of twice-exceptional students based on research into how gifted students with disabilities learn, the author helps teachers and education professionals develop a broad understanding of the complex issues associated with gifted students who have disabilities. This comprehensive text provides an overview of who these students are, how teachers can tap into their strengths and weaknesses, and what educational strategies should be implemented to help these students succeed in school and beyond. The book will guide a collaborative team step-by-step through the process of identifying students' needs, selecting modifications and accommodations, and developing a comprehensive plan to meet the diverse needs of twice-exceptional children. By implementing the strategies suggested in this book, teachers of twice-exceptional gifted students can ensure these students do not just survive in the classroom, but thrive.
Author: Francois Begaudeau
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Winner of the Prix France Culture/Télérama prize, The Class explores timely issues of race, class, identity, colonial history, immigration, and education, "suspend[ing] judgment and liberat[ing] the raw words of kids in a deconsecrated classroom" (Le Monde). The novel's eponymous film version, directed by Laurent Cantet, starring author Bégaudeau as himself, won the Palme d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Author: Torey Hayden
Six-year-old Sheila never spoke, she never cried, and her eyes were filled with hate. Abandoned on a highway by her mother, unwanted by her alcoholic father, Sheila was placed in a class for emotionally disturbed children after she committed an atrocious act of violence against another child. Everyone said Sheila was lost forever, everyone except her teacher, Torey Hayden. Torey fought to reach Sheila, to bring the abused child back from her secret nightmare, because beneath the rage, Torey saw in Sheila the spark of genius. And together they embarked on a wondrous journey—a journey gleaming with a child's joy at discovering a world filled with love and a journey sustained by a young teacher's inspiring bravery and devotion.
An examination of childhood trauma and its surreptitious, debilitating effects by one of the world's leading psychoanalysts. Never before has world-renowned psychoanalyst Alice Miller examined so persuasively the long-range consequences of childhood abuse on the body. Using the experiences of her patients along with the biographical stories of literary giants such as Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, and Marcel Proust, Miller shows how a child's humiliation, impotence, and bottled rage will manifest itself as adult illness—be it cancer, stroke, or other debilitating diseases. Never one to shy away from controversy, Miller urges society as a whole to jettison its belief in the Fourth Commandment and not to extend forgiveness to parents whose tyrannical childrearing methods have resulted in unhappy, and often ruined, adult lives. In this empowering work, writes Rutgers professor Philip Greven, "readers will learn how to confront the overt and covert traumas of their own childhoods with the enlightened guidance of Alice Miller."
Born On A Blue Day
Author: Daniel Tammet
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
A journey into one of the most fascinating minds alive today—guided by the owner himself. Bestselling author Daniel Tammet (Thinking in Numbers) is virtually unique among people who have severe autistic disorders in that he is capable of living a fully independent life and able to explain what is happening inside his head. He sees numbers as shapes, colors, and textures, and he can perform extraordinary calculations in his head. He can learn to speak new languages fluently, from scratch, in a week. In 2004, he memorized and recited more than 22,000 digits of pi, setting a record. He has savant syndrome, an extremely rare condition that gives him the most unimaginable mental powers, much like those portrayed by Dustin Hoffman in the film Rain Man. Fascinating and inspiring, Born on a Blue Day explores what it’s like to be special and gives us an insight into what makes us all human—our minds.
Author: Rudy Simone
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
*Gold Medal Winner in the Sexuality / Relationships Category of the 2011 IPPY Awards* * Honorary Mention in the 2010 BOTYA Awards Women's Issues Category * Girls with Asperger's Syndrome are less frequently diagnosed than boys, and even once symptoms have been recognised, help is often not readily available. The image of coping well presented by AS females of any age can often mask difficulties, deficits, challenges, and loneliness. This is a must-have handbook written by an Aspergirl for Aspergirls, young and old. Rudy Simone guides you through every aspect of both personal and professional life, from early recollections of blame, guilt, and savant skills, to friendships, romance and marriage. Employment, career, rituals and routines are also covered, along with depression, meltdowns and being misunderstood. Including the reflections of over thirty-five women diagnosed as on the spectrum, as well as some partners and parents, Rudy identifies recurring struggles and areas where Aspergirls need validation, information and advice. As they recount their stories, anecdotes, and wisdom, she highlights how differences between males and females on the spectrum are mostly a matter of perception, rejecting negative views of Aspergirls and empowering them to lead happy and fulfilled lives. This book will be essential reading for females of any age diagnosed with AS, and those who think they might be on the spectrum. It will also be of interest to partners and loved ones of Aspergirls, and anybody interested either professionally or academically in Asperger's Syndrome.
Skills for creating a successful classroom are included in this transcription of a keynote address and workshop given to a national conference of Montessori educators. The tenets of 'Nonviolent Communication' are applied to a variety of settings, including the classroom and the home, in these booklets on how to resolve conflict peacefully. Illustrative exercises, sample stories, and role-playing activities offer the opportunity for self-evaluation, discovery, and application.
Enfant doué (L')
Author: Arielle Adda, Héléne Catroux
Publisher: Odile Jacob
Comment aider un surdoué à utiliser ses capacités hors du commun ? Comment l’accompagner au quotidien, dès l’enfance ? Comment le guider, adolescent, à l’école, au lycée ? Comment faire pour qu’il s’épanouisse dans sa vie d’adulte ? Exhaustif et pratique, cet ouvrage répond aux questions sur les tests, les rapports avec l’insti-tution scolaire, la fratrie, les autres. Et, surtout, il propose des solutions, donne des techniques, ouvre des perspectives. • Comment, que l’on soit parent, enseignant ou thérapeute, identifier un enfant, un adolescent, un adulte doué ? • Comment l’aider à apprivoiser son potentiel, à le gérer, à l’optimiser ? • Comment lui rendre sa confiance en lui, quand sa différence l’incline à s’extraire de la communauté ? • Comment le réconcilier avec lui-même et lui redonner le goût, la fierté de son intelligence ? • Comment accompagner les adultes, ces enfants doués non reconnus qui ont un jour la révélation de leur potentiel et sont amenés à revoir toute leur existence sous un angle nouveau ? Arielle Adda est l’une des premières psycho-logues à s’être intéressée en France aux enfants doués. Elle travaille depuis plus de trente ans avec des enfants comme avec des adolescents et des adultes. Hélène Catroux est psychopédagogue, consultante à Paris, où elle reçoit beaucoup d’enfants en difficulté scolaire ; enseignante et formatrice, elle participe à la mise en place d’une pédagogie personnalisée à l’école La Garanderie, à Lausanne, qui accueille des enfants doués.
Details a program for improving communication between parents and children, providing sample dialogues and role-playing exercises.
A Tiny Bit Lucky
Author: Liz Pichon
Publisher: Scholastic Canada
What luck - more Tom Gates! Tom's dad wants to make a kite so they can go out together and get some fresh air. This would be okay with Tom if he had a dog, but that's just not going to happen. Tom's grumpy sister Delia is allergic to dogs! Tom has other things on his mind. The Rock Weekly Band Battle Audition is coming up, and Tom, Derek and Norman need some SERIOUS band practice. But Tom's not panicking because they have loads of time . . . time that passes quickly . . . time that runs out! Will Tom and his friends pull it together in time for the audition?