ERIC Number: ED239445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Manual for Parents of Gifted Children.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Education for the Gifted and Talented.
The manual is intended to help parents identify early characteristics and encourage learning in their gifted children. An introduction covers myths and facts about gifted children, citing the diversity among gifted students. Characteristics of gifted children recognized by parents are listed, including keen observation and curiosity, broad and changing interests, and heightened sociability and sensitivity. School identification procedures are reviewed. The parents' role in guiding, providing support, offering assistance, and fostering abilities at home is addressed. Four sample activities in which parents may learn more about their children are suggested. A final note addresses the adaptations necessary for home and family schedules with some gifted children. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Education for the Gifted and Talented.