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Talent Identification
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Talent Identification

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Presentation to parent forum at SCIS. Dialog on talented children - identification and special needs.

Presentation to parent forum at SCIS. Dialog on talented children - identification and special needs.

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  • Hi!

    I am jeyalakshmi from india. I have 2sons. Am much bothered about my 1st son who now i understand a gifted/highly potential child. He is now 9 years old. Unfortunately, the indian system of learning and writing donot go with hi. I receive lots of complaints from his school teachers,hence i changed his school. Again the same happen. I wasnt aware about the characteristics of the gifted children till i read an article about them. Now i come to know all the characteristics go with him exactly and i dont want to tax him more about studies and securing high marks. I want to go according to his interests and design his carrier.

    Though i wish to do so unfortunately the indian system wouldnot be helping him to achieve the goal. I need support and help to make my son achieve his goal
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  • My Name is Sanil , I am from India .I am in the process of starting an academy for Talent development for young children in the age bracket of 5 -15 years . Am trying to develop a module in this respect and would like to know how can I inculcate your techniques for the benefit of the candidates . Would also like to understand if we can be associated in this respect for mutual benefit of each other . Would expect you to guide me and help me in this regard . Expecting a quick and positive response from your end .

    Kindly revert back to my email id -- sanil2good@gmail.com
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  • Hi Team ,

    Greetings...

    My Name is Sanil , I am from India .I am in the process of starting an academy for Talent development for young children in the age bracket of 5 -15 years . Am trying to develop a module in this respect and would like to know how can I inculcate your techniques for the benefit of the candidates . Would also like to understand if we can be associated in this respect for mutual benefit of each other . Would expect you to guide me and help me in this regard . Expecting a quick and positive response from your end .
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  • 1. Students of Talent SCIS Parent Forum February, 2009
  • 2. Two Types of Giftedness <ul><li>Schoolhouse or lesson-learning giftedness </li></ul><ul><li>Creative/Productive giftedness </li></ul>
  • 3. Conservative vs. Liberal Identification Methods <ul><li>Conservative </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IQ/Cognitive test scores only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Top 1%-5% of student population </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Liberal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple identification criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Top 10%-15% of student population </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More inclusive </li></ul></ul>
  • 4. Factors Influencing “Gifted” Behavior <ul><li>Personality Factors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Perception of Self </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-Efficacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Courage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Intuition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Charm/Charisma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for Achievement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ego Strength </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sense of Destiny </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Environmental Factors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Parental Personalities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education of Parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stimulation of Childhood Interests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formal Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Role Model Availability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Illness and/or Well Being </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chance Factors </li></ul></ul>
  • 5. <ul><li>General Ability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High levels of abstract thinking, verbal & numerical reasoning, spatial relations, memory and word fluency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adapts to novel situations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automization of information processing; rapid, accurate & selective retrieval of information </li></ul></ul>Above Average Ability: Characteristics Above Average Ability
  • 6. Above Average Ability: Characteristics <ul><li>Specific Ability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Application of various combinations of general abilities to one or more specialized areas of knowledge or performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity for acquiring and using advanced knowledge, techniques, logistics and strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capacity to determine relevance of information </li></ul></ul>Above Average Ability
  • 7. Task Commitment: Characteristics <ul><li>High levels of interest, enthusiasm, fascination, & involvement </li></ul><ul><li>Shows perseverance, endurance, determination, hard work & dedicated practice </li></ul><ul><li>Self-confident, belief in own ability, driven to achieve </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to identify problems; tune in to new developments in field </li></ul><ul><li>Sets high standards, open to criticism, developing sense of taste, quality & excellence about work products </li></ul>Task Commitment
  • 8. Creativity: Characteristics <ul><li>Fluency, flexibility & originality of thought </li></ul><ul><li>Openness to experience; receptive to new and different thoughts, actions & products </li></ul><ul><li>Curious, speculative, adventurous, and “mentally playful”; willing to take risks in thought and action; uninhibited </li></ul><ul><li>Sensitive to detail, aesthetic characteristics of ideas and things; willing to act on and react to external stimulation and own ideas and feelings </li></ul>Creativity
  • 9. Three Ring Conception of Giftedness Giftedness Is Evident
  • 10. Giftedness Appears… Under Certain Circumstances In Certain People At Certain Times C A U I C T P
  • 11. Continuum of Ideologies <ul><li>Traditional </li></ul><ul><li>Gifted Students </li></ul><ul><li>Formal Identification </li></ul><ul><li>Grouping by Ability </li></ul><ul><li>“ Society has much to gain from examining its most evolved.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ There is nothing so unequal as the equal treatment of unequal.” </li></ul><ul><li>Emerging </li></ul><ul><li>Gifted Behaviors </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible Identification </li></ul><ul><li>Grouping by Interests, Motivation, Learning Styles </li></ul><ul><li>“ Every student is special if we find opportunities to make that student a specialist…” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Giftedness is in the ways in which students respond to advanced opportunities and encouragement. </li></ul>
  • 12. What does the term “gifted” mean to you? Intelligent Gifted Talented Creative Every child has gifts, but not every child is “gifted”.
  • 13. <ul><li>“ Many gifted kids and adults have a heightened sensitivity to their surroundings, to events, to ideas, and to expectations, including relentless pressure to excel.” -Martha Kaufeldt </li></ul>
  • 14. Keeping Gifted Children Challenged… <ul><li>Research indicates that parents’ perceptions of their children’s talents are usually accurate. </li></ul><ul><li>“… if adults don’t make accommodations to challenge their gifted children at home, it gives children a message that academic challenge is a lesser priority than social conformity and that hard work is unimportant.” Dr. Sylvia Rimm </li></ul>
  • 15. “ Parent Pointers” by Dr. Sylvia Rimm: http://www.sylviarimm.com/ <ul><li>“ Try some positive achievement messages about your work to inspire your gifted children to become hard workers”: </li></ul><ul><li>“ It’s been a hard day, but a good day.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I really helped someone today.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ My education really paid off. I’m doing a job I enjoy.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ This may not be an ideal job, but I’m learning many things. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Your Dad/Mom is really respected for his/her work.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I guess you have to pay your dues. I don’t mind doing a little extra.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Let me tell you about my interesting day...” </li></ul><ul><li>“ It feels good to make a difference.” </li></ul><ul><li>“ I don’t know how your Mom/Dad does it all— PAFA, great cook, a college student, and a great wife/husband. You’re lucky kids.” </li></ul>
  • 16. It is important that we educate our family, friends, and community, the best way we can, on what “giftedness” means. Giftedness does not mean one child is better than another, it simply means gifted children have special needs and that we are partners in meeting those needs in flexible and appropriate ways.
  • 17. Links <ul><li>Davidson Institute </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.gt-cybersource.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>John Hopkins Link </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://cty.jhu.edu/research/research.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supporting Emotional Needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.sengifted.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Davidson Institute for Talent Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.davidsongifted.org/youngscholars/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>About.com – Good compilation of links </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://giftedkids.about.com/ </li></ul></ul>

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