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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Rappler

Is my child gifted? How to find out
Rappler
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Parental focus on gifted children seems misguided - Springfield News-Leader

Springfield News-Leader

Parental focus on gifted children seems misguided
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Local students' art inlcuded in the Ohio Association of Gifted Children Art . - Logan Daily News

Logan Daily News

Local students' art inlcuded in the Ohio Association of Gifted Children Art .
Logan Daily News
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Is my child gifted? How to find out
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How to expand who gets gifted services - Washington Post

How to expand who gets gifted services
Washington Post
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New center for gifted children to open in Istanbul - Hurriyet Daily News

Hurriyet Daily News

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Understanding Gifted Children - Dublin City University

Understanding Gifted Children
Dublin City University
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Why gifted education doesn't make sense - Washington Post

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NYC wants more poor students in gifted program
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Bright Kids NYC Releases New Gifted and Talented Workbook
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