ERIC Number: ED209820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Birth Cry to Five: Milestones in the Psychosocial Development of the Gifted.
Abroms, Kippy I.
The author reviews the literature on infant behaviors in relation to the psycholosocial development patterns of gifted children during the first five years of life. Among the milestones discussed are infant crying, smiling, language development, social cognition, and social curiosity. It is pointed out that research data indicates gifted children age 3 to 5 exhibit superior skills on measures of social cognitive abilities and in language development. In regard to the relationship between social cognition and presocial behaviors, progressive play patterns and stability of friendship choices, gifted preschoolers seem to share behavior patterns similar to their nongifted peers. Thus the trajectory of social growth among gifted preschoolers represents a combination of both divergence and convergence in relation to B. White's "average" developing children. (Author/SB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Psychosocial Development
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Convention of The Council for Exceptional Children (59th, New York, NY, April 12-17, 1981, Session Th-33).