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 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
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?