Find Out if My Child is Gifted
While you may suspect that your child is gifted, you might be thinking “Don’t all parents think their kids are gifted?” Not so. Linda Krieger Silverman, director of the Gifted Development Center in Colorado, has been assessing gifted children for more than 30 years. She has found that 84 percent of children whose parents identified them as gifted tested in the superior or gifted range in further testing. If you think your kid is gifted, you’re probably right.
Reality Check: If your child’s school recognizes his giftedness and provides appropriate educational opportunities, you may not need to pursue formal testing. However, testing results can help your child qualify for gifted programming and receive educational opportunities that better meet her learning needs.
These steps may help in the identification process: