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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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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…

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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…

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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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Making Sense of Assessment Results

This Tips for Parents article authored by Dr. Nadia Webb is from a seminar she hosted for Young Scholar families. She provides a quick Q&A about how to make sense of your child’s assessment…

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Tips for Parents: Individual Assessment of Gifted Children

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Dr. Edward R. Amend. The article is in Q&A format and covers a variety of of topics related to gifted assessment. What is…

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Gifted Education in the U.S. – State Policy & Legislation

Gifted students in states across the country often encounter a wide range of services varying from state to state and even district to district. Gifted education is often left up to local control, and…

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Supporting Gifted Preschoolers

Parents of gifted babies or gifted toddlers may feel like they are at a loss when it comes to supporting their unique children. Formal research on gifted individuals under 5 is sparse. Many gifted…

Gifted Testing and Identification

Gifted High School Course Options

In order to satisfy their intellectual needs, many gifted students must take courses beyond the typical high school offerings. Honors classes, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and dual enrollment in college courses are…

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