ERIC Number: ED428473
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
What We Have Learned about Gifted Children, 1979-1997.
Silverman, Linda Kreger
This very brief paper summarizes 20 major findings of research on 3000 gifted children over 19 years at the Gifted Development Center (Denver, Colorado). Among findings are: (1) there are more highly gifted children than previously recognized; (2) when one child is gifted, the chances are great that all siblings are gifted; (3) second children are recognized as gifted much less frequently than first-born or only children; (4) parents' IQ scores are usually within 10 points of their children's, grandparents' IQ scores are often within 10 points of their grandchildren's; (5) parents are excellent identifiers of giftedness in their children; (6) IQ test norms are biased against gifted children; (7) many cases of underachievement are linked to chronic early ear infections; (8) gifted children with hidden learning disabilities are much more prevalent than previously recognized; (9) over 60 percent of gifted children are introverted compared with 30 percent of the general population; and (10) gifted children have better social adjustment in classes with children like themselves. (DB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Characteristics, Gifted, Intelligence Quotient, Intelligence Tests, Interpersonal Competence, Learning Disabilities, Personality Traits, Research and Development, Scores, Siblings, Student Characteristics, Theory Practice Relationship, Underachievement
Gifted Development Center, 1452 Marion St., Denver, CO 80218; Tel: 303-837-8378; Fax: 303-831-7465; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.gifteddevelopment.com
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Authoring Institution: Gifted Development Center, Denver, CO.