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Is Your Child Gifted? What to Look for and Why You Should Know…

Psychology Today: Is Your Child Gifted? What to Look for and Why You Should Know…

By David Palmer, Ph.D

“How do you tell if your child is gifted? Schools that have programs for gifted students are often able to identify gifted kids by using traditional screening methods like group IQ tests, review of achievement test scores and past grades, observation, and getting input form teachers and parents. So, when it comes to discovering if your own child is gifted, one option is to wait to see whether teachers or others at your child’s school recommend testing for a gifted education program.

Yet, you shouldn’t be entirely dependent on the schools when it comes to identification. Keep in mind that many teacher training programs require little (if any) course work in giftedness, so some teachers and school administrators may not have all the information they need to recognize gifted children. For this reason, your insights are important, and the more knowledge you have, the better position you’re in to partnership with others when selecting the best programs for your child.”

Read the full article here: Is Your Child Gifted? What to Look for and Why You Should Know…

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