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But while most children who are identified as gifted are usually in the preschool age or older, it is said that giftedness can also be noticed as early as infanthood. In a 2003 study published in the Educational Psychology Review, it was found that some babies were habituated, or became less responsive to familiar stimuli, faster than others. They also showed a preference for novelty, and responded more to new stimuli. Village East Gifted® compiled the following list of common characteristics of giftedness observed by parents with babies and toddlers between 1 day old and 2 years of age: 1. Born with his/her “eyes wide open” 2. Preferred to be awake rather than asleep 3. Noticed his/her surroundings all the time.
There are many other characteristics to look for: Gifted babies need less sleep than other babies. They are extremely alert and are always looking around, looking for something unfamiliar. They want to know their surroundings. Here are 8 traits of a gifted child, as described by family and marriage psychologist Dr Lynn Scoresby, as well as the US National Association for Gifted Children. 1. A gifted child may start school already knowing how to read Gifted kids are often self-taught readers and writers, developing these skills as early as when they are pre-schoolers.
A gifted child has a high level of mental ability or is extraordinarily good in a specific area of knowledge. Most countries consider a child to be gifted if his IQ score stands at 130 or beyond that. However, a gifted child could be great in different areas, such as verbal, mathematical, visual, art, musical, or even interpersonal communication.
Gifted babies may show off their creativity and originality by tackling a challenge in a surprising way, such as through sign language, pretend play, or tools (scooping a toy out of a narrow-necked jar with a spoon). They may also exhibit an unusual ability to focus and concentrate. Common Characteristics of Gifted Individuals. Unusual alertness, even in infancy.
Rapid learner; puts thoughts together quickly. Excellent memory. Unusually large vocabulary and complex sentence structure for age. Advanced comprehension of word nuances, metaphors and abstract ideas.
Enjoys solving. children are different. will appear at different places on the bell curve. even children with the same score will have a different profile of strengths and weaknesses. some gifted children will have dyspraxia, or dyslexia, or ASD, or adhd and these can make spotting giftedness tricky. some are clever enough but not at all inclined to be academic, prefering to coast or put their efforts. Gifted children can show an exceptional ability to reason and learn, according to the National Association for Gifted Children. Or they perform in the top 10 percent or higher in at least one area, such as math, music, language, art, dance, or sports. They will also speak in sentences by at least 14 months and can follow spoken directions by at least 18 months.
Remembers Well. If your baby is gifted, he or she may have a remarkable memory form early on. They may remember where a hidden toy is or understand that the kitchen is for eating.
List of related literature:
|from Parenting Gifted Children 101: An Introduction to Gifted Kids and Their Needs|
|from The Big Book of Parenting Solutions: 101 Answers to Your Everyday Challenges and Wildest Worries|
|from Encyclopedia of Special Education, Volume 3: A Reference for the Education of Children, Adolescents, and Adults Disabilities and Other Exceptional Individuals|
|from Giftedness 101|
|from Grandparents’ Guide to Gifted Children|
|from Guidance and Counselling in India|
|from Genius: The Natural History of Creativity|
|from Methods and Materials for Teaching the Gifted|
|from The Gifted Adult: A Revolutionary Guide for Liberating Everyday Genius(tm)|
|from Fundamentals of Gifted Education: Considering Multiple Perspectives|