NAGC Book of the Year Award Winners 2018
PUBLISHED: Friday, September 28, 2018

Three Prufrock Press Titles Win NAGC Book of the Year Awards

AUSTIN, Texas—Prufrock Press’s To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled (3rd ed.), Creativity and Innovationand Stressed Out! have been announced as the three 2018 National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Book of the Year Award winners. The books were named in the Practitioner, Scholar, and Parent/Caregiver categories, respectively.

To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled: Strength-Based Strategies for Helping Twice-Exceptional Students With LD, ADHD, ASD, and More (3rd ed.), by Susan M. Baum, Ph.D.Robin M. Schader, Ph.D., and Steven V. Owen, Ph.D., is one of the most popular resources available on identifying and meeting the needs of twice-exceptional students. The updated third edition provides a comprehensive look at the complex world of students with remarkable gifts, talents, and interests, who simultaneously face learning, attention, or social challenges from LD, ADHD, ASD, and other disorders. Through case studies and years of research, the authors present a rationale for using a strength-based, talent-focused approach to meeting the needs of this special population. 

Creativity and Innovation: Theory, Research, and Practice, edited by Jonathan A. Plucker, Ph.D., is the Scholar winner of 2018. Creativity and innovation are frequently mentioned as key 21st-century skills for career and life success. Indeed, recent research provides evidence that the jobs of the future will increasingly require the ability to bring creative solutions to complex problems. And creativity is often the spice of life, that little extra something that makes the mundane into the interesting, making our routines into fresh new approaches to our daily lives. Over the past quarter century, our understanding of creativity has advanced significantly—we know more about what it is (and isn’t), we better understand how to foster it, and we have deeper, more complex knowledge about how it relates to intelligence, leadership, personality, and other constructs. This book brings together some of the world’s best thinkers and researchers on creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship to provide a comprehensive but highly readable overview of these exciting, important topics.

Stressed Out!: Solutions to Help Your Child Manage and Overcome Stressby Mary Anne Richey and James W. Forgan, Ph.D., is an easy-to-read guide for parents to help their children understand stress, its effects on kids’ day-to-day lives, and how to handle it. The book suggests stress management solutions that can be implemented by even the busiest parents and kids, focusing on a variety of common stressful situations that are grouped according to three categories—school, family, or environmental. Strategies include sample dialogues parents can use in conversation with their child and activities to help children gain insight and understanding into the nature of their stress, such as worksheets, role-play scenarios, or children’s stories. Designed for maximum accessibility, parents and their children can immediately apply and reinforce the solutions. Inherent in each chapter is the underlying understanding that stress in children is very individual and solutions need to be individualized to fit the circumstances and personality of each child.

The NAGC Book of the Year Award recognizes excellence in books published in gifted and talented education in three categories—Scholar, Practitioner, and Parent/Caregiver. Books are evaluated based on five criteria—utility, relevance, innovation, understanding of content or issue, and evidence provided to support the text or ideas. For more information about the awards, visit the NAGC website.

For more information about Prufrock Press or to view sample pages and chapters from all of its award-winning books, please visit Prufrock Press’s website.

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