Books and Journals

The following is not an exhaustive list. Rather, it is a starting point for anyone who wants to study giftedness and gifted people. Even if you directly consult with a specialist, you will find the following books and journals helpful.

Dr. Ruf's Book

5 Levels of Gifted: School Issues and Educational Options (2005) (formerly titled Losing Our Minds: Gifted Children Left Behind). 5 Levels of Gifted, published by Great Potential Press, combines four years of data gathering from 50 families with nearly 30 years of research and experience in the field of giftedness, individual differences, and high intelligence. The book is aimed primarily at parents and vividly describes the upper 10 to 15 percent of the intellectual continuum in human beings from birth to adulthood as manifested in their behaviors, thoughts, accomplishments, and test scores. She introduces the concept of Levels of Giftedness and makes it very clear how many factors contribute to a person's intellectual levels and achievement. Learn more or buy now.

Kindle. We recognize that more and more books are available in digital formats, and highly recommend the use of any of the versions of Kindle.



Parenting Issues and Help

Schooling Topics and Homeschooling

Intelligence, Careers, Life Outcomes

Other Learning Issues (Twice Exceptional, Visual-Spatial, Dyslexia, etc.)

Gender Differences

Personality Differences



Gifted Child Quarterly and Parenting for High Potential, National Association for Gifted Children, 1707 L Street NW, Suite 550, Washington, DC.

Roeper Review, P.O. Box 329, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303

Understanding Our GiftedUnderstanding Our Gifted, Open Space Communications, Inc. 1900 Folsom, Suite 108, Boulder, CO 80302.



Journal of Secondary Gifted Education, Prufrock Press.

Advanced Development: a Journal of Adult Giftedness, Gifted Development Center, 1452 Marion Street., Denver, CO 80203.

Gifted Children Today, Prufrock Press.

Journal for the Education of the Gifted, Prufrock Press.

High Ability Studies Journal, Taylor & Francis Group, 37-41 Mortimer Street, London, England.

Other publications are available through the numerous organizations listed.