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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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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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Why Gifted Children Often Feel Too Much Pressure
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Why Gifted Children Often Feel Too Much Pressure

There has been a lot of research on how parents deal with gifted children. There has also been research on how educational systems address the needs of children who show extreme intelligence or ability in some field of study. Sometimes the system works. Sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes parents do the right thing, and sometimes they don’t. How do you know you are really nurturing your...

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Summer Programs to Keep the Gifted Mind Active
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Summer Programs to Keep the Gifted Mind Active

Summer is a great time for gifted children to explore opportunities outside of school to do things that get them excited and allow them to pursue their own special interests. There are many alternatives to choose from when deciding what kind of program you want for your children. There are community camps, academic programs and residential camps. There are opportunities to develop musical skills. There...

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5 Ways Gifted Children May Be Misunderstood
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5 Ways Gifted Children May Be Misunderstood

Gifted children can do remarkable things, like take apart cars, build rockets or demonstrate breathtaking artistry. They can also get into trouble at school and are often misunderstood. The characteristics of gifted children often include hyperactivity, coupled with lack of focus and boredom. They may have trouble with spelling or communicating. They have difficulty making friends or fitting in to peer social circles. Teachers resent...

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Is Your Gifted Child Struggling in Social Situations?
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Is Your Gifted Child Struggling in Social Situations?

The social struggles of gifted children are often caused, not by the children themselves, but the society in which they live where certain behaviors are expected. Non-gifted peers, teachers and other adults find it difficult to accept a child who exhibits high intelligence along with personality or behavioral quirks. Gifted students are intense, emotional and sensitive. They seek detailed information and can obsess over certain...

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