Underachievement of Verbally Gifted Children


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Underachievement of Verbally Gifted Children Skills of Verbally Gifted Children. Verbal skills include the ability to understand language easily. This includes Learning Style of Verbally Gifted Children. There isn’t a lot of recent research on verbally gifted children, but one Intrinsic.

Underachievement occurs when a child’s performance is below what is expected based on the child’s ability. For example, a child who scores in the 90th percentile range on standardized tests can be expected to excel in school, earning As and perhaps some Bs. But a child with high potential who earns less than Bs is said to be underachieving.

Some gifted children, however, underachieve. They do not develop to their full potential. Since underachievement and its subsequent consequences are not easy to overturn or cancel out, the focus of many educators is to spot underachievement at a young age and address the causes. There are three common causes of underachievement.

Underachievement is viewed as a mismatch between the school’s curriculum and testing procedures and these children’s unique needs and stylistic approaches toward learning. The implications for psychoeducational assessment, pedagogy, and counseling are discussed. Signs of verbally gifted children: higher competency in language than peers, easily acquire language, good ear for sound of languages, good at manipulating symbols (letters), can often be heard ‘playing’ with language. – making jokes with language, experimenting with sound (making nonsense sounds), getting rhymes and poetry quickly etc. Learn how to work with your child’s teacher. Find relevant topics in Connecting for High Potential, a newsletter exploring gifted issues from the parents’ and teachers’ perspective.

More Information. Ford, D.Y. (2011). Reversing underachievement among gifted black students. Waco, T. Frustration with inability to master certain academic skill Learned helplessness General lack of motivation Disruptive classroom behavior Perfectionism Supersensitivity Failure to complete assignments Lack of organizational skills Demonstration of.

Underachievement of Verbally Gifted Children. Developing Verbal Talent: Ideas & Strategies for Teachers of Elem & MS Students (Amazon) Cognitive Profiles of Verbally & Mathematically Precocious Students Teaching English Activities for the Gifted and Talented Students (pdf) Education of the Gifted & Talented: Precocious Language and Thought (pdf). A variety of factors contribute to underachievement among gifted children. Heidi teaches middle school language arts in heterogeneously mixed classes with clusters of gifted students placed with.

Solutions to help Underachieving Gifted Students at Home: Ensure that child has a decent breakfast Eliminate corn or wheat from his diet Reduce the child’s after-school responsibilities Place student in a counseling group with other gifted students Encourage family counseling Introduce him to role models of successful adults.

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Gifted children usually perform best on Vocabulary, Information, Similarities, and Comprehension—measures of abstract verbal reasoning.

“Giftedness 101” by Linda Kreger Silverman, PhD
from Giftedness 101
by Linda Kreger Silverman, PhD
Springer Publishing Company, 2012

(3) In addition to the moral, intellectual, and physical development provided in the normal classes, gifted children are encouraged to develop analytic skills, to solve problems creatively, and to develop good personality traits.

“International Handbook of Giftedness and Talent” by K. A. Heller, F. J. Mönks, R. Subotnik, Robert J. Sternberg
from International Handbook of Giftedness and Talent
by K. A. Heller, F. J. Mönks, et. al.
Elsevier Science, 2000

Gifted children also are characterized by an intrinsic drive to master specific domains of interest.

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from Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics E-Book
by William B. Carey, Allen C. Crocker, et. al.
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The truly gifted children include not only the intellectually gifted or academically talented children but also the children who show promises in other works of life, e.g. music, dance, sports, social leadership, arts, etc.

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The truly gifted children not only includes the intellectually gifted or academically talented children but also the children who show promises in other works of life, e.g. music, dance, sports, social leadership, arts, etc.

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Gifted and talented children are those: possessing or capable of developing this composite set of traits and applying them to any potentially valuable area of human performance.

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Gifted children are seen as having high cognitive ability and various social and emotional traits that require adjustments in schooling and parenting in order to meet their special needs.

“Different Minds: Gifted Children with AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and Other Learning Deficits” by Deirdre V Lovecky
from Different Minds: Gifted Children with AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and Other Learning Deficits
by Deirdre V Lovecky
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2003

Gifted children not only need encouragement for their intellect and advanced abilities, they also need support for and help in dealing with their strong emotions.

“Grandparents' Guide to Gifted Children” by James T. Webb, Janet L. Gore, A. Stephen McDaniel, Frances A. Karnes
from Grandparents’ Guide to Gifted Children
by James T. Webb, Janet L. Gore, et. al.
Great Potential Press, 2004

Others look at gifted child and adult development, counseling the gifted on life issues or career problems, or how to educate and manage gifted children in the nation’s classrooms.

“Encyclopedia of Creativity” by Mark A. Runco, Steven R. Pritzker
from Encyclopedia of Creativity
by Mark A. Runco, Steven R. Pritzker
Elsevier Science, 2011

The gifted are those children whose potential, intellectual powers are at such high ideational level in both productive and evaluative thinking that it can be reasonably assumed that they could be future problem solvers, innovators and evaluators of the culture if adequate educational experiences are provided to them.

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by Pandey
McGraw-Hill Education (India) Pvt Limited, 2007

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  • I was one of these students. I had the ability to excel in some classes, but struggled in others. I became bored and unenthusiastic about school altogether at one point. I had low confidence, motivation to succeed and became a chronic underachiever. It wasn’t until I’d graduated from high school that I discovered that I was actually a gifted person with a high IQ. The patterns of underachievement and low confidence has haunted me my whole life. I have ADD/ADHD traits. I’m gifted, but keep my talents mostly to myself. I feel that financial rewards in life are given to those who succeeded in school, so I kind of stopped caring about it and find successes in life privately.