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What is Giftedness?

The Definition & Meaning of Being Gifted Children who are gifted are defined as those who demonstrate an advanced ability or potential in one or more specific areas when compared…

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Gifted Testing and Identification

Considerations for Gifted Testing

If you are just starting your gifted or twice-exceptional journey, your first step might be to have your child tested. Many families find themselves exploring testing for a number of reasons: to better understand…

Gifted Testing and Identification

The Identification of Students Who Are Gifted

This article discusses the identification of students who are gifted, the difficulties in the identification process, appropriate identification practices, and procedures that can help with identification. Disclaimer: The appearance of any information in the…

Gifted Testing and Identification

Gifted, ADHD, or Both?

Gifted, ADHD, or Both? Both gifted identification and Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) diagnosis have been hot button issues that have circulated within the education community for several decades. There are valid concerns on both…

Gifted Testing and Identification

Gifted Testers and Therapists List

The map below is a tool that can help families find testers and therapists. If you are just starting your gifted or twice-exceptional journey, your first step might be to have your child tested.…

Gifted Testing and Identification

An Educator’s Guide to Gifted Children

An Educator’s Guide to Gifted Children PDF Version I am intense I am asynchronous I am misunderstood I am gifted! I am…intense. Intensity defines me. The further along the IQ spectrum I am, the…

Gifted Testing and Identification

Twice Exceptional: Definition, Characteristics & Identification

Twice-exceptional students (also known as 2e children or students) are among the most under-identified and underserved population in schools. The reason for this is two-fold: (1) the vast majority of school districts do not…

Gifted Testing and Identification

How can you determine if your baby/toddler is gifted?

We recently received the following message from a parent of a precocious baby: Q: I’m reaching out because I have a 7-month-old baby who, I believe, is gifted. From day one she was very…

Gifted Testing and Identification

Gifted Kids: What You Should Know

Gifted kids — they’re not all Hermione or little Sherlocks that we can easily point out in a crowd. (Although, okay, some are like that too!)  While many of us may have heard the…

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