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If you have gifted students, it is critical that they receive the right enrichment so they are engaged and motivated to learn. While most school gifted programs will meet a gifted student’s academic needs, many gifted learners have social-emotional needs, which are often quite different from their typically developing peers. As with all students, when students’ social and emotional needs are not met, it often interferes with learning. Parents will want to be carefully attuned to these distinct needs.

In addition, there are groups of gifted students who often need supports beyond traditional programs.

Many gifted students are “twice exceptional “– gifted with a learning disability. In many cases their giftedness might mask the learning disability or vice verse. It is critical to fully understand their strengths and needs and provide appropriate supports so they can live up to their full potential.

Profoundly gifted children, comprising less than 0.5% of the population, are academically well beyond even their gifted peers. For these children, the school’s gifted programs are often unequipped to provide the intellectual stimulation and challenge these students need to thrive. It might be incumbent upon parents to find resources outside of the traditional classroom environment.

The resources below can help you more fully understand and support your gifted learner.

– Dr. Wendy Matthews, Mindprint Child Psychologist

If you are looking for additional resources specifically for gifted children, you can try these websites:
child psychologist

If you have gifted students, it is critical that they receive the right enrichment so they are engaged and motivated to learn. While most school gifted programs will meet a gifted student’s academic needs, many gifted learners have social-emotional needs, which are often quite different from their typically developing peers. As with all students, when students’ social and emotional needs are not met, it often interferes with learning. Parents will want to be carefully attuned to these distinct needs.

In addition, there are groups of gifted students who often need supports beyond traditional programs.

Many gifted students are “twice exceptional “– gifted with a learning disability. In many cases their giftedness might mask the learning disability or vice verse. It is critical to fully understand their strengths and needs and provide appropriate supports so they can live up to their full potential.

Profoundly gifted children, comprising less than 0.5% of the population, are academically well beyond even their gifted peers. For these children, the school’s gifted programs are often unequipped to provide the intellectual stimulation and challenge these students need to thrive. It might be incumbent upon parents to find resources outside of the traditional classroom environment.

The resources below can help you more fully understand and support your gifted learner.

– Dr. Wendy Matthews, Mindprint Child Psychologist

If you are looking for additional resources specifically for gifted children, you can try these websites: