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1. Just What Does Gifted Mean?
Defining giftedness is not an easy task. Numerous definitions of the word exist and are often being changed and adapted. School systems that provide programming for gifted children often work with a definition that is based on national or state guidelines. Learn more about this broad term.
2. The Basics of Asynchronous Development
Asynchronous development is a common quality among gifted individuals. As the name implies, events are not occurring all at the same time as the child develops. Learn more about what happens when chronological, intellectual, social and physical age do not match.
3. To Tell Or Not To Tell
Parents often wonder if they should discuss their child's giftedness with them. There can actually be benefits to talking with your child about his or her abilities.
4. Gifted Children in the Classroom
Misunderstandings can abound within the classroom regarding who is gifted and who is not. Many gifted students get overlooked in the classroom because they do not fit the "typical" mold. Learn about common misunderstandings and ways to refute them.
5. Evaluating a School's Gifted Program
Determining the quality of a school system's gifted program is an important task for parents. Being able to evaluate how well the school identifies and serves this population will be of great benefit to your children.
6. Recognizing Giftedness in Young Children
Parents are often the best identifiers of the fact that they have a gifted child. Learn more about recognizing some early characteristics of giftedness and how it can be helpful down the road.
7. Advocating for Your Gifted Child
Communicating with your child's school regarding his or her academic needs is a time-consuming matter. It can also be intimidating. Learn some tips and advice before heading in to meet with your child's teacher or principal.
8. Misconceptions in Gifted Education
Preconceived notions exist everywhere in our society and the classroom is no exception. Erroneous assumptions are often made by educators in terms of what a gifted student looks like and what they need in the classroom. Find out the realities behind these misconceptions.
9. The Two Sides of Giftedness
There are some who believe that being gifted means having an easier life. While there are many advantages to having qualities of giftedness, there are just as many ways that can provide challenges as well. Get a better perspective on the life of a gifted individual.
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