Giftedness is the asynchronous development in which advanced cognitive ability and heightened intensity combine to create an inner experience and awareness that are different from the norm.

Parents often ask, how do I know if my child is gifted? We have found that there are certain emotional, intellectual and academic characteristics that are frequently found in gifted children, such as large vocabulary, strong sense of justice, argumentativeness, curiosity, perfectionistic and intense. All gifted children do not possess all characteristic. For a complete list, there is a link below.  We hope that this list will be a good starting place for identifying giftedness in your own children. We have also included a link to additional resources for the parents of gifted children.


Characteristics of Giftedness

Resources for Parents of Gifted Children





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