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ERIC Number: EJ1001808
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
What Every Parent and Early Childhood Educator Should Know about Young High-Ability Learners
Schader, Robin
Parenting for High Potential, v2 n2 p20-22 Oct 2012
Whether or not it is conscious, parents, caregivers, and teachers are looking for indicators that a child is not "fitting in" with peers. In most cases, teachers and parents are looking for problems or learning difficulties that need to be addressed because the earlier a problem is discovered and diagnosed, the more likely an intervention or remediation will be successful. Interestingly--and importantly--the same is true for exceptional abilities: The earlier they are noticed, encouraged, and supported, the more likely those abilities will develop into special talents or skills. Yet, especially in young children, high abilities and how to nurture them are rarely a topic of conversation among parents and educators, which means that the very differences that can be clues to potential talents may not be appropriately recognized and understood. This article highlights the things that every parent and early childhood educator need to know about high-ability learners. (Contains 3 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A