Before you answer, let me explain what I mean. The overexcitability, or “OE,” that I’m referring to was identified by Kazimierz Dabrowski, a Polish psychologist, who coined the term to refer to the inborn tendency to respond more and more intensely to life’s stimuli. He believed some individuals … [Read more...] about Is Your Child Overexcitable?
The Five Levels of Giftedness
The label of ‘gifted’ is assigned once a psychologist - or another person who is qualified to administer and interpret IQ tests - has evaluated a child with an intelligence test, most commonly one the Wechsler tests (WPPSI, WISC, or WAIS). IQ scores for our population fall along a bell-shaped … [Read more...] about The Five Levels of Giftedness
My last blog post was about how to tell if your child may be gifted. It begs the question - what is gifted? In truth, there is no universally-accepted definition of gifted. For some, being gifted could mean having an extraordinary ability in, say, music, art, or athletics. Others might argue that … [Read more...] about Defining Gifted
How Can I Tell if My Child is Gifted?
Parents have many hopes and dreams for their children. Whether reality or just our imaginations, we as parents want to believe that our kids are extraordinary - that they will become a prestigious doctor, lawyer, or athlete. But when it comes to intelligence, only a small percentage of every … [Read more...] about How Can I Tell if My Child is Gifted?