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Gifted Children: How Do You Know If Your Child Is Gifted?

How do you know if your child is gifted? Special services help to achieve the potential of children, What are some of the characteristics of the gifted child? How can gifted children be identified? What is the best school environment for a gifted child?

How Do You Know If Your Child Is Gifted?

(1) Special services help to achieve the potential of children

Parents often dream of having a gifted child, but in reality less than five percent of children meet the criteria to qualify for special services for gifted children, and if you think your child may be gifted, compare the characteristics your child has with the checklist that qualifies the child to be labeled as GIFTED, and your child's school may have such a resource available.

(2) What are some of the characteristics of the gifted child?

Although most people are curious, a gifted child's curiosity is turbocharged, because the gifted children can take in and incorporate more information than other children, and they have the ability to learn quickly and usually take the initiative to learn a great amount of information about a subject in which they express a keen interest. Also, they may ask a lot of questions, read voraciously and observe the natural phenomena for hours, and if your child has these characteristics, you can nurture his interests by getting them books, videos and other information about those interests.

(3) How can gifted children be identified?

Your child's school may have a procedure for identifying gifted children, and if your school does not have its own psychologist, you may request a referral to an educational psychologist who is skilled in conducting assessments, and your child will complete a set of tests designed to identify his gifts. These tests are usually fun for gifted children, then ask the teacher to make a list of your child's skills that made him believe he might be gifted, and you should also create a similar list.

(4) What is the best school environment for a gifted child?

If your child receives a gifted diagnosis, you might consider enrolling your child in enrichment classes (i.e. classes that provide the gifted and talented with diverse and in-depth experiences in subjects or activities that exceed what is given to the ordinary student with the aim of enriching the potential of the gifted student in an organized, purposeful and planned manner). Summer camps with challenges are another way to help your child realize his potential, and some schools also offer special services for gifted children, but if your child is comfortable in his current school, exercise caution about changing school because your child will learn best in an environment with supportive friends and teachers.

You must become the number one advocate for your children, and whether your child is gifted or not, take the time to learn more about your child's strengths and challenges in order to get your child any services he needs to help steer him to success, and it is crucial that parents truly understand the needs of children before developing an educational strategy for them.
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