GIFTEDNESS 97426026 DOLPHIN LIN
A Bright Child  A Gifted Child already knows learns with ease creates a new design copies accurately is intense is recepti...
IQ  =  Intelligence Quotient  <ul><li>a measure  of intelligence, primarily reasoning ability. </li></ul><ul><li>Two widel...
<ul><li>Mildly Gifted---- 115 to 129 </li></ul><ul><li>Moderately Gifted--- 130 to 144 </li></ul><ul><li>Highly Gifted---1...
What is “Gifted”? <ul><li>Contemporary Definitions (broad category of giftedness) </li></ul><ul><li>1.General intellectual...
A full evaluation includes:  <ul><li>An individual IQ Test  + </li></ul><ul><li>An individual achievement test  +  </li></...
Some Characteristics of Young Gifted Children   <ul><li>Language development ---  advanced language ability </li></ul><ul>...
Some Characteristics of Young Gifted Children <ul><li>Highly creative fantasies </li></ul><ul><li>–  Imaginary friends, wo...
Some Characteristics of Young Gifted Children <ul><li>Approx. 1/6 of gifted children have some sort of co-morbid learning ...
Difficulty for Gifted Children / Adolescents <ul><li>Perfectionism  </li></ul><ul><li>Isolation </li></ul><ul><li>Underach...
Teaching Strategies   <ul><li>Modifying content </li></ul><ul><li>Allowing for student preferences </li></ul><ul><li>Alter...
Check this out! <ul><li>http:// tw.youtube.com/watch?v =9-lgK0UiqEw </li></ul>
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  1. 2. GIFTEDNESS 97426026 DOLPHIN LIN
  2. 3. A Bright Child A Gifted Child already knows learns with ease creates a new design copies accurately is intense is receptive initiates projects completes assignments draws inferences grasps the meaning prefers adults enjoys peers constructs abstractions understands ideas needs 1-2 repetitions needs 6-8repetitions for mastery shows strong feelings and opinions listens with interest is beyond the group is in the top group discusses in detail, elaborates answers the questions plays around, yet tests well works hard is mentally and physically involved is attentive is highly curious is interested asks the questions knows the answers
  3. 4. IQ = Intelligence Quotient <ul><li>a measure of intelligence, primarily reasoning ability. </li></ul><ul><li>Two widely used tests of intellectual ability: WISC-III and </li></ul><ul><li>Stanford- Binet,revision IV </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Mildly Gifted---- 115 to 129 </li></ul><ul><li>Moderately Gifted--- 130 to 144 </li></ul><ul><li>Highly Gifted---145 to 159 </li></ul><ul><li>Exceptionally Gifted--- 160 to 179 </li></ul><ul><li>Profound Gifted--- 180 </li></ul>
  5. 6. What is “Gifted”? <ul><li>Contemporary Definitions (broad category of giftedness) </li></ul><ul><li>1.General intellectual ability </li></ul><ul><li>2.Specific academic aptitude or talent </li></ul><ul><li>3.Creative and productive thinking </li></ul><ul><li>4. Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>5. Visual and performing arts </li></ul>
  6. 7. A full evaluation includes: <ul><li>An individual IQ Test + </li></ul><ul><li>An individual achievement test + </li></ul><ul><li>An additional individual IQ test </li></ul><ul><li>Personality measures </li></ul><ul><li>Learning style inventories </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnostic reading or math tests </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity measures </li></ul><ul><li>Measures of motor and visual/perceptual abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Developmental questionnaire completed by the parents </li></ul><ul><li>Questionnaires completed by the child’s teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Review of a portfolio of the child’s work in one or more areas of endeavor </li></ul><ul><li>Interview with the parents, child and/or teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Observation of the child in the school or home environment </li></ul><ul><li>Review of any previous testing </li></ul><ul><li>Review of medical records provided by the family </li></ul><ul><li>Review of the child’s school cumulative file </li></ul>
  7. 8. Some Characteristics of Young Gifted Children <ul><li>Language development --- advanced language ability </li></ul><ul><li>Reading ability --- above average ability, creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Subtle/mature sense of humor--- e.g. word puns </li></ul><ul><li>Says what he/she thinks without regard for consequences </li></ul><ul><li>Intense immersion in one subject of interest </li></ul>
  8. 9. Some Characteristics of Young Gifted Children <ul><li>Highly creative fantasies </li></ul><ul><li>– Imaginary friends, worlds described in </li></ul><ul><li>detail </li></ul><ul><li>Independent, prefers individual work </li></ul><ul><li>Transfers concepts learned to new situations </li></ul><ul><li>Interest in abstract concepts (time, space) </li></ul><ul><li>Interest in cause and effect relationships </li></ul><ul><li>Quick-developing, wide knowledge base </li></ul><ul><li>Strong memory, cognitive strategies </li></ul>
  9. 10. Some Characteristics of Young Gifted Children <ul><li>Approx. 1/6 of gifted children have some sort of co-morbid learning disability </li></ul><ul><li>– ie. Dyslexia, ADHD, </li></ul><ul><li>autistic spectrum disorder </li></ul><ul><li>– Giftedness can mask these disorders </li></ul><ul><li>and depress IQ scores, making </li></ul><ul><li>identification difficult </li></ul>
  10. 11. Difficulty for Gifted Children / Adolescents <ul><li>Perfectionism </li></ul><ul><li>Isolation </li></ul><ul><li>Underachievement </li></ul><ul><li>Impostor Syndrome </li></ul><ul><li>Masking Abilities </li></ul><ul><li>Delinquency </li></ul><ul><li>Depression </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>Suicide </li></ul>
  11. 12. Teaching Strategies <ul><li>Modifying content </li></ul><ul><li>Allowing for student preferences </li></ul><ul><li>Altering the pace of instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Creating a flexible classroom environment </li></ul><ul><li>Using specific instructional strategies </li></ul><ul><li>(Johnson & Ryser 1996) </li></ul><ul><li>Establish high standards </li></ul><ul><li>Making curriculum modification </li></ul><ul><li>Finding mentors for students </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging independent investigations and projects </li></ul><ul><li>Creating flexible instructional groups </li></ul><ul><li>(Westberg & Archambault 1997) </li></ul>
  12. 13. Check this out! <ul><li>http:// tw.youtube.com/watch?v =9-lgK0UiqEw </li></ul>

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