Providing guidance to gifted and talented students is a broad concept that can take many forms, including educational and career planning or psychological counseling. Individuals who work with gifted students should be aware of how guidance can be beneficial, as well as what concerns are unique among this population. This entry describes career, educational, and psychological guidance methods in general and provides recommendations for working with gifted students in an effective manner.

The guidance needs of gifted and talented children are complex and best understood within the context of the students' gifted identification. Recently, Jin Eun Yoo and Sidney Moon examined the referring concerns at a counseling center for gifted students to determine the most salient needs endorsed by parents of gifted children. Overall, educational planning ...

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