Gifted Children


The Different Types of Gifted Assessments
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The Different Types of Gifted Assessments

Parents and educators need to know as much about gifted children as possible to ensure their talents are given the opportunity to develop throughout their academic and personal life. There are different kinds of testing used to identify giftedness, and testing is just one kind of assessment. Educators design testing tools to be non-biased, technically adequate, and equitable so that gifted students can be identified...

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How Gifted Brains Function and Learn
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How Gifted Brains Function and Learn

Why is it that gifted children can solve problems in a fraction of the time that their peers need, and yet might not finish a test while their peers have no problem finishing it? Why are gifted children more affected by lights and sounds – visual and auditory distractions – than fellow students? Why do distractions negatively affect gifted children’s testing results? Also, why is it...

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Six Steps to Prepare for the New School Year
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Six Steps to Prepare for the New School Year

Children react differently to the thought of going back to school in the fall. Average students are disinterested. Good students are excited. Poor students are averse to going back to school. Gifted and talented students can be very anxious. The school environment is a structured setting and far different from the freedom of summer vacation. It looms as a stressful experience for gifted and talented...

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5 Ways to Support Your Gifted Learner from Home
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5 Ways to Support Your Gifted Learner from Home

You believe you have a gifted child. She likes to read and is quick to learn, picks up new words easily, and doesn’t miss a thing in the world around her. She seems older than she really is. She also gets angry sometimes, and she gets frustrated when she makes mistakes. Her disappointment leads to sulking and hints of despair. She may argue with brothers...

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Different Paths to Being a Gifted Adult
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Different Paths to Being a Gifted Adult

You realize your child is gifted. You want to help her realize the full potential of those gifts. You want the best education, the right toys, the imaginative books, the right schools and teachers, the right friends – and the best possible future as an adult. You set out to plan for all the things you have to do, and you clear the way for...

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Stick Figure Drawings as a Gifted Test
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Stick Figure Drawings as a Gifted Test

How do you know if you have a gifted child? There are signs that can tell you if you do have a gifted child. There may be signs of a higher order of intelligence or unusually mature behavior that may or may not be easily observed. However, there is another sign, often overlooked but just as valid as a clue to giftedness: drawing. Research into giftedness has...

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