Paper Title
Supporting the Psychosocial and Emotional Issues of Gifted and Talented Students: A Malaysian Perspective

Malaysia has always been interested in educating its gifted population through the introduction of its’ various gifted programs since 1960s. However, these programs slowly perished due to lack of directions, training, funding and leadership. Malaysian interest in gifted education re-emerged in 2006 which lead to the formation of few programmes and initiatives to cater for the educational needs of this population of students. One specific provision developed was the psychosocial support system to help these students deal with their unique psychological, social and emotional issues in educational setting. This paper briefly discussed about the requirement to establish this particular provision in Malaysian context. Keywords - Gifted and Talented, Psychosocial and Emotional, Support System, Malaysia.