Ethical and Professional Practice Issues in the Provision of Educational Services to Gifted Students

  • Kristin C. Thompson
  • Richard J. Morris


Using ethical principles for psychologists and school psychologists as a guideline, this chapter discusses the ethical and professional practice issues that may arise when providing educational services to gifted children. Issues related to the varying definitions of “giftedness” and their impact on the identification of gifted children are discussed, as well as considerations for reliable and valid assessments of gifted children. Also included is a discussion of ethical and professional issues to consider when deciding on the most appropriate educational placement for gifted students, given that contemporary definitions of giftedness may not be consistent with a school’s curriculum for gifted students.


Ethics Professional practice Intelligence Assessment Gifted education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kristin C. Thompson
    • 1
  • Richard J. Morris
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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