ERIC Number: ED400650
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
[Special Educational Needs of Gifted and Talented Children].
Youth Mental Health Update, v8 n4 May-Jun 1996
This single-article issue discusses the identification and educational needs of gifted children. Giftedness is defined and a suggested set of levels of intellectual giftedness based on IQ scores is included. The special needs of gifted children are briefly reviewed, including: the need for a challenging education, the need for "true peers" that share their interests and abilities and accept them, the need for responsive parenting, and the need for adult empathy. The report notes research that identifies low self-esteem in exceptionally gifted children and the risk of depression and social isolation. Recommendations are provided for the identification of and program planning for gifted children, such as fostering special experiences for gifted children based upon common abilities and interests rather than age. A continuing education quiz is offered. (Contains 11 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Intelligence Quotient, Student Characteristics, Student Needs
Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Schneider Children's Hospital, 269-01 76th Avenue, New Hyde Park, NY 11040.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NY.