ERIC Number: ED262524
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
The Preschool Gifted and Talented Child. 1985 Digest.
Hanninen, Gail E.
The digest addresses issues related to preschool gifted and talented children. Such a child is defined as one who functions significantly above average age level in language development, thinking skills, creative thinking skills, physical adaptability, social skills, and/or leadership. Early identification is viewed as important, and the use of teacher and parent checklists is considered. Teachers are urged to note behaviors, such as the use of advanced vocabulary, spontaneous elaboration on new experiences and demonstration of abstract concept understanding. Parents should observe their child's behavior in terms of dramatic play, constructive play, and humor. Children's peers may also be sources of information for the identification of a gifted child. A brief list of resources concludes the digest. (CL)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Early Identification, Gifted, Preschool Education, Student Characteristics, Talent, Talent Identification
ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 (one copy free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.