Guidance Needs of Gifted and Talented Children's ParentsJournal: Turkish Journal of Giftedness and Education (Vol.3, No. 2)
Publication Date: 2013-12-15
Authors : Uzeyir Ogurlu; Yavuz Yaman;
Page : 81-94
Keywords : gifted children; parents; guidance and counseling;
Gifted children can face some social and emo-tional difficulties resulting from their unique characteristics. Gifted children’s high intellec-tual functioning sometimes can camouflage their social and emotional problems and be-cause these problems are nor recognized their guidance and counseling needs can be over-looked too during their psychosocial develop-ment. The aim of this study was to determine gifted children’s parents’ beliefs about their children’s counseling needs. A counseling needs questionnaire was conducted to 133 par-ents of gifted children (1st-5th grade). Research results showed that counseling areas were oversensitivity, perfectionism, lack of talent development programs, participation in too many activities, disorganized in life and adher-ence to rules. Besides these findings, some counseling needs differed according to chil-dren’s gender and parents’ sex.
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