Testing Gifted Children

If you are the parent or guardian of a child that may be gifted, it may be desirable to test for giftedness. Testing gifted children is important for several reasons. First of all, the proper tests can help parents and teachers identify both strong points and weaknesses. This is important because the child's strengths and aptitudes can be nurtured while weak points can be worked on in a way that does not put too much pressure on the child. Many people don't realize that a gifted child may be extremely talented in one area but need work in another.

Testing can also help the school your child attends determine whether or not they should be placed in a special talented and gifted (TAG) program. These programs are especially designed for children who have been designated as gifted and offer a curriculum to meet their special needs. Some gifted kids who are not enrolled in such a program may become bored in their normal classroom because the work is far below their abilities and they do not feel challenged or excited about learning. In addition to TAG programs for the intellectually gifted there are music and art programs for children who excel in these areas.

There are different kinds of tests that can be administered to determine giftedness. IQ tests given in a group classroom setting can help, however there are individual types of tests that can be administered that are even more helpful. These tests should be given by a specialist who is experienced in recognizing and working with gifted youngsters. Once the results are in the score will be evaluated and intellectual giftedness will be determined, staged or ruled out. There are different designation from mildly gifted to exceptionally and profoundly gifted.

Testing gifted children for artistic or athletic talents is a bit more difficult because there is no IQ test that can be given. However you may recognize certain talents in your child that are clear and evident. If this is the case, speak to their pediatrician or school regarding programs that recognize, develop and nurture their abilities. Schools offer athletic programs, artistic programs and music programs designed for talented youth. These programs can help children enjoy and nurture their gifts without making them feel out of place.

 



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Fuhu's nabi Inspire Celebrates Autism Awareness Month With Major "Gifted 10K" Tablet Donation Initiative
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Youngstown Christian to open gifted school
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U-46 overhauls gifted program - Reflejos

U-46 overhauls gifted program
Reflejos
Elgin Area School District U-46 is overhauling its gifted program nine years after Latino and black students filed a class-action discrimination lawsuit against the district for treating them differently and putting Latino students in segregated .

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Massey academics matched with gifted learners
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Education briefs
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Gifted education in Michigan: Little money, little opportunity for state's . - MLive.com

Gifted education in Michigan: Little money, little opportunity for state's .
MLive.com
Students at Saginaw Arts & Sciences Academy are among the few in Michigan who have access to gifted and talented education, as a lack of budget support from the state means most schools cannot offer services to high-performing students. (Katie Bailey .

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Gifted+Learning Disabled = No Desk For You, Says New Study - Huffington Post

Gifted+Learning Disabled = No Desk For You, Says New Study
Huffington Post
The National Center for Learning Disabilities just released an article citing new data from the U.S. Department of Education, which states that "students with learning and attention issues are shut out of gifted and AP programs, held back in grade .

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Rosenblum: Gifted kids and their needs are still largely misunderstood
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Wide inequities persist as fewer children make gifted screening cut - Chalkbeat New York

Wide inequities persist as fewer children make gifted screening cut
Chalkbeat New York
Fewer children met the city's standards to enter gifted programs this year, but wide disparities remained between students in middle-class districts and poor ones, according to data that the Department of Education released today. Just over a quarter .
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U-46 overhauls gifted program
The district is working with the Illinois Association for Gifted Children to bring in professionals from throughout the state to provide training. U-46 teachers also will participate in a weeklong gifted education seminar offered through the ...


NYC 2014 Gifted & Talented testing results and upcoming open houses - Examiner.com

NYC 2014 Gifted & Talented testing results and upcoming open houses
Examiner.com
This past Saturday, NYC parents who applied their children for admission to elementary school Gifted & Talented programs began receiving their children's scores. (If you have not received yours by today, April 7, contact the DOE directly at 718-935-2009.).

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Gifted education in Michigan: Little money, little opportunity for state's brightest children
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Gifted and Talented
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NYC 2014 Gifted & Talented testing results and upcoming open houses
This past Saturday, NYC parents who applied their children for admission to elementary school Gifted & Talented programs began receiving their children's scores. (If you have not received yours by today, April 7, contact the DOE directly at 718-935-2009.)..


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Gifted child, left behind
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Fewer Pupils Qualify for Gifted Programs - New York Times

Fewer Pupils Qualify for Gifted Programs
New York Times
The numbers of children qualifying for seats in gifted programs in New York City public schools declined this year, the Education Department said on Friday, though they were still far higher than when citywide admissions testing began a few years ago.

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Canton Schools Offer Program For Gifted Students
CANTON EUR” A program aimed at gifted, ambitious students that has been in the works for nearly a year will be held later this month...


Eek Gad! Not a Test! Testing a Gifted Child
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Public Seminar: "One Step Ahead" for Parents of Gifted Children
While this seminar is open to the public, registration is required in advance. Please use our website link below to learn more or to fill out the registration form for "One Step Ahead." http://primorisacademy.org/seminar-one-step-ahead-april-28-2014 Please ...




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