Is your child gifted? At a glance About 10 per cent of the Australian population is gifted or significantly advanced in a specific area. Kids can be gifted intellectually, creatively, socially or physically. Kids who are gifted have exceptional reasoning and problem-solving abilities. Children who are gifted often have advanced language skills early in their life. If you think your child is gifted talk with the school to work out ways to support them in the classroom, the playground and extracurricular activities. Finding the Gems in the Rough: The Unknowing Gifted By Sara Yamtich Over the decades, education and resources for gifted youth have made significant contributions to the education and mental health fields. Many thinkers have shed light on not just the intellectual differences of the gifted, but on the unique personality traits and social-emotional needs of this population.
Gifted education - Wikipedia Gifted education (also known as Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), Talented and Gifted (TAG), or G/T) is a broad term for special practices, procedures, and theories used in the education of children who have been identified as gifted or talented. The main approaches to gifted education are enrichment and acceleration. An enrichment program teaches additional, related material, but keeps the student progressing through the curriculum at the same rate. For example, after the gifted students have completed the normal work in the curriculum, an enrichment program might provide them with additional details about a subject in the curriculum.
Gifted Adults in Work Nauta, N. & Corten, F. (Kumar Jamdagni , trans.) Bohn Stafleu van Loghum 2002 This article deals with gifted adults and the troubles they face. SUMMARY Gifted adults (people with a very high intelligence; 2% of the population) sometimes are not able to function adequately at work.
National Association for Gifted Children Giftedness, intelligence, and talent are fluid concepts and may look different in different contexts and cultures. Even within schools you will find a range of beliefs about the word "gifted," which has become a term with multiple meanings and much nuance. Gifted children may develop asynchronously: their minds are often ahead of their physical growth, and specific cognitive and social-emotional functions can develop unevenly. Some gifted children with exceptional aptitude may not demonstrate outstanding levels of achievement due to environmental circumstances such as limited opportunities to learn as a result of poverty, discrimination, or cultural barriers; due to physical or learning disabilities; or due to motivational or emotional problems.
GIFTED 101 What is giftedness? The hallmark of giftedness is abstract thinking ability. Those who are gifted learn more and learn faster; they remember more and make more original connections compared to those in the normal range. Those who are gifted also have a depth of feeling with levels of intensity. Gifted Challenges: Top blogs about gifted children, gifted education, and parenting There are so many great blogs about gifted children, adolescents and adults, each of which provide a somewhat different perspective. These blogs are written by teachers, parents, therapists, and researchers. They describe parenting dilemmas, personal triumphs and struggles, and research-based strategies that work. While there are also many wonderful websites, books, and blogsites specifically geared toward gifted education strategies, the blogs listed below were selected because of their focus on the social and emotional aspects of giftedness, parenting dilemmas, or advocacy. Watch out for Gifted People
Gifted school programs - pros and cons? - Gifted Issues Discussion Forum Hi ChelseaMom, Welcome! I have my children in a private gifted school. DD5 is in kindergarten right now. We have been very pleased. Challenges Faced by "Gifted Learners" in School and Beyond Gifted learners, although possessing higher levels of intelligence than their peers, are disadvantaged in the sense that they frequently do not, or are not given the opportunity, to reach their full potential (Farmer, 1993). Krause, Bochner and Duchesne (2003:212) report that gifted learners are labeled, along with ‘gifted’, ‘talented’ or ‘creative’, as ‘underachievers’, ‘educationally disadvantaged’ or ‘special needs.’ This is primarily because schools and teachers are unaware of how to appropriately cater to these learners (See Diezmann & Watters, 2001; Langrehr, 2006). The gifted learner is traditionally identified with a higher-than-average score on an Intelligence Quotient (IQ) test. Krause et al. (2003) report that the gifted learner is typically within the top 2% of standardized IQ scores – in other words, possesses an IQ of approximately 130+.
Vulnerabilities of highly gifted children Roedell, W. Roeper Review Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 127-130 1984 This article by Wendy Roedell points out that although good social adjustment, emotional maturity, and healthy self-concepts are realized by many intellectually gifted children, this same group of children is uniquely vulnerable to a variety of adjustment difficulties. Problems of uneven development, perfectionism, adult expectations, intense sensitivity, self-definition, alienation, inappropriate environments and role conflict are explored.
NAGC - The National Association for Gifted Children - Useful Links Gifted Organisations: World Council for Gifted and Talented Children This is a nonprofit international organization, dedicated to the advocating the needs of gifted and talented children throughout the world. Potential Plus UK is a member of the World Council. Profoundly and Exceptionally Gifted Youth PEGY is a UK based support organisation for those involved in parenting and teaching profoundly and exceptionally gifted children. Family Education, Gifted and Talented Family Education's webpage about gifted and talented children.
Top-Ten-Ways-To-Annoy-A-Gifted-Child Oh, help! How reading this brought back memories… BAD memories! I was subject to many, if not all, of these strategies whilst at school. I’ve no idea whether I’d consider myself “gifted” (something of my inherent distaste towards vanity tells me not to adopt that title), but I was certainly WELL AHEAD of my peers academically. International Handbook of Giftedness and Talent The first edition of this popular reference work was published in 1993 and received critical acclaim for its achievement in bringing together international perspectives on research and development in giftedness and talent. Scholars welcomed it as the first comprehensive volume in the field and it has proved to be an indispensable resource to researchers. Since the first edition, the scholarly field of giftedness and talent studies has expanded and developed, welcoming contributions from researchers in related disciplines. Several theoretical frameworks outlined in the first edition have now been empirically tested and a number of new trends have emerged.
A Brief Look at America's Gifted Students The United States has a gifted and talented student problem: Mainly, too few of the nation’s students score high on domestic and international assessments, and those that do are disproportionately well-off, Asian-American or white. Emmanuel Felton of The Hechinger Report has a new story on how one school system in Louisiana is trying to address both of these facts by raising the number of black and Latino students who are enrolled in gifted programs, thereby adding to America’s relatively small number of accelerated learners. Felton’s piece is a must-read, as it synthesizes a lot of data and on-the-ground reporting to tell a nuanced tale of gifted instruction in the United States.