ERIC Number: ED082428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Mentally Gifted Children and Youth: A Guide for Parents.
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Special and Compensatory Education.
The brochure is intended to help parents understand and aid their gifted children in home, school, and community. Gifted children are defined in terms of outstanding intellectual or creative ability and rank among the top 30% of the nation's school population. Studies are said to reveal that gifted children do not follow a uniform pattern in delineation of individual nature, interests, and needs, yet tend to be superior in almost all measurable human traits. Needs of the gifted child are presented in terms of developmental tasks and profiles for the age levels of infancy and early childhood, middle childhood, and adolescence. The role of parents in motivating their gifted child is discussed, and 10 ways parents can be helpful to schools (such as helping to secure resource materials and persons for research purposes) are listed. Suggestions made for schools to provide adequate programs include offering differentiated, individualized programs in broad rather than specific vocational areas. Questionnaires containing from 19 to 25 questions focus on whether a child is gifted, whether a parent is gifted, and whether a school provides for the gifted child. (MC)
Pennsylvania Department of Education, Box 911, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17126
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Special and Compensatory Education.