Giftedness

Giftedness

Giftedness refers to having exceptional intellectual abilities, as measured by standardised intelligence tests. Generally an Intelligence Quotient (IQ) of 130 and above is required to identify a gifted child. This equals to an intellectual ability that is better than 95% of children at the same age level. Early identification is important and nurturing and supporting giftedness means that children learn to apply and use their abilities. When gifted children fail to learn the skill of self-motivation, they can develop complacency, avoidance of challenges and may develop a negative attitude toward learning.

Giftedness assessment involves evaluating a child’s intellectual ability and comparing his/her performance to the performance of other children of the same age. Apart from IQ, it is also necessary to observe a child’s behaviour. Equally important is the information provided by parents and teachers. During a feedback session to the parents, we provide detailed recommendations to help the child reach their full potential and thrive.