What is Giftedness?

At the Gifted Development Center (GDC), we believe that giftedness is a psychological reality. Giftedness:
  • involves developmental differences in abstract reasoning, emotional sensitivity and intensity; 
  • is the experience of being an outsider; 
  • can be observed in very young children; 
  • can be documented on measures of general intelligence; 
  • is lifelong; 
  • creates qualitatively different life experiences; 
  • leads to a set of issues unique to this group, making them vulnerable; 
  • indicates significantly different needs from the norm; 
  • requires early identification, intervention and accommodations to assure healthy development. 
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