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|The Homeschool Diner's Guide to
Homeschooling Special Situations
by Julie Shepherd Knapp
Is Your Child Gifted?
Here are some lists of gifted characteristics in children
What is Gifted? -- article by the National Association for Gifted
Children summarizes current definitions of the term gifted
Characteristics of Gifted -- by Dr. Linda Silverman, author and
director of the Gifted Development Center lists the characteristics of
giftedness that parents frequently identify in their children
Observable Characteristics of Gifted Children -- a list by
Annemarie Roeper, author, educational consultant, and founder of
The Roeper School for Gifted Children in Michigan
Ruf Estimates of Levels of Giftedness (LOG) by Deborah Ruf - a
nice qualitative look at giftedness, based on gifted behavior noted by
parents from babyhood thru childhood. Great for use with children too
young for formal testing or to get a feel for a child's level when formal
testing isn't currently an option.
Preschool Behaviors of Gifted Children by Deborah L. Ruf, Ph.D.
Characteristics of Young Gifted Children -- from the Queensland
Association for Gifted and Talented Children
Young Gifted Children -- from the Gifted Canada website, a
checklist from by the Gifted Children's Association of British Columbia
Myths of Giftedness -- from the Association of Educators of Gifted,
Talented, and Creative Children in BC
Profiles of the gifted and talented by G. Betts and M. Neihart
(1988)-- and interesting categorization of gifted students based on
how they respond to an under-challenging school environment
A Response to the "All Children are Gifted" Comment by Carol
All Children Are Gifted: Editor's Reflections by Michael C.
Thompson, Editor of Our Gifted Children magazine and creator of
MCT Language Arts curriculum for gifted kids