A child is talented in a field if he/she is enjoying the experience and doesn't require coaxing to do it. If parents are knowledgeable in the field, they can assess the skill level themselves. Or else, they can approach an expert for help.
What are the signs of giftedness in children? What are the defining characteristics of giftedness? Late-talking children and twice exceptional children are also discussed. read more
All children are talented, you need to help them to show their bright side
You, who 'll make them a star!
Technically, giftedness is usually defined as an IQ above 125 on a standard IQ measurement test. There are, of course, different ways of thinking about giftedness and children can be exceptionally gifted or talented in one area without having an overall high IQ. The reason for special education for gifted children was originally (in 1960s and 1970s) developed because the idea was that just as children on the low level of the IQ scale needed special types of education to make their maximum potential, kids on the high end of the scale also needed a different educational setting. The real concern initially was to help kids with exceptional ability who were failing in school. Of course, many programs for "gifted and talented" have ended up being filled with high achieving students who would probably do well in any educational setting. I'd also have to say that there are many gifted students who would do well in any educational setting too. I do think that many of the gifted children who really need special services don't get them.
If they are really good at something, they are gifted or intelligent. I love observing gifted children. They always amaze me.
I don't think you want to know. Each child born into this world is a unique blessing and gift. Each child will flourish with love, a safe environment and nurturing. They will become the best that they can be with continual support and care. Whether they are "gifted" or not according to some criteria developed in a study is irrelevant compared to the everyday performance in life. Doing their best, presenting a good example to others and being a supportive member of their place of being is more important that being labelled as gifted. You will know whether or not your child is performing well above their peers by just observing their situation. They may be gifted in one area and not in another. Teach them to respect themselves, their world and others around them and love learning. Teach them to enjoy their bright mind and honor their special talents in whatever area they excel in. Respect their gift of excelling in an area and let them lead their way. I really find that labeling a child as gifted in an area can be detrimental to overall development of the whole child. Help them to be balanced, caring and aware of the needs of others. If they are truly gifted, their innate qualities will flourish regardless of any labellings. Nurture them, encourage them and love them. Let them experience as much as possible and guide them to be caring citizens of our world. If they have a God given gift, it will flourish as they unfold in their development. You will know by their performance.
and have tolerance for those who do not achieve the same as they do in the area of growth that shows proficient
development. Make each day a gift and do not worry about labels.
Gifted children ask a lot of questions - they are curious about how things work, and the why's and wherefore's of the world. They are often individualists, even thought by their peers to be weirdos. They are often quiet and thoughtful, and often have unusually good vocabularies, and seem to reason things out better than some of their less-endowed friends of the same age. That's my impression of the gifted children I know.
One or two people answering this question have said that it doesn't matter whether children are gifted, etc. etc., but, whilst that might be the case, it wasn't what was asked,as the question was. "how do you know?" and not "does it matter".
I always tell clever children that they are fortunate enough to have a special gift of intelligence above the average, and that they should use their gift for the benefit of mankind.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 months ago
What are THE TEN things that gifted children DO that average children DON'T or CAN'T? How are gifted children more mature than average children of corresponding ages? Why gifted children will reach higher success levels as adults than average children will ever reach?
by arizonataylor 12 days ago
Should highly gifted children skip grades?Academically, I see the value. I wonder about the social aspect of skipping a grade.
by Susan Reid 7 years ago
Would you write something about gifted and talented children please?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 months ago
There are children who are so aware at their young ages. They have a perception that some adults do not have. These children are often quite prodigious. They are usually the A students, even though they may not be A students, they have an intellectual curiosity...
by Eileen 7 years ago
Do you think gifted children are born 'gifted' or just given opportunities?These days we hear of many child prodigies but I was wondering are they really born intelligent or are they just more exposed to better toys, computers...etc?
by Yvette Stupart PhD 6 years ago
Is a person's passion for what he or she does more important than giftedness for success?People strive to succeed in different spheres. But I sometimes wonder whether or not their passion for what they do, is a greater factor for their success than their talents and abilities.
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