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Programs for Gifted Homeschooled Teen

Gifted and Talented Expert Advice from Noreen H. Joslyn, LISW, ACSW

I have a 14-year-old who is gifted in art and science. I started to homeschool him two years ago because he wasn't getting what he needed in the public school. I live in Kentucky and I am looking for a program outside the home that will help develop his gifts.
I agree that some special activities will help your son. I recommend that you contact the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education at for further information on summer programs that may be available in your home state. Additionally, they can give you some helpful insight to parenting a gifted child.

I also support competitions for gifted kids. Competitions help kids advance their abilities, plus they provide an opportunity for socializing with other children who share similar interests. The book Competitions: Maximizing Your Abilities by Frances A. Karnes and Tracy Riley, is an excellent source of more than 275 such competitions.

Noreen Joslyn is a licensed independent social worker in the state of Ohio and is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers. She has a master's degree in Social Work, specializing in family and children, from the University of Pittsburgh. She is a psychiatric social worker in private practice with Ken DeLuca, Ph.D. & Associates, where she counsels parents and children.

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