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GATE PROGRAM CHANTAL CRAVENS CCRAVENS@EMCSD.ORG EMOTIONAL TRAITS OF GIFTED CHILDREN
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar! – Helen Keller
Most schools focus on Intellectual and Academic Giftedness and try to estimate potential in these areas using tests. (Tests are simply shorthand attempts to measure what we could observe, if we had enough time and the proper settings. We need to focus on behaviors as much as on test scores.) Mean= 100Standard Deviation= 15 (IQ)557085100115130145160
115 130 1 standard Deviation Flip side of this is Range of 70-85 IQ levelrange Prevalence Mildly gifted 115 – 129 1:6 – 1:44
Two Standard Deviations Flip side of this is 69-50 IQ levelrange Prevalence Moderately gifted 130- 144 1:44 – 1:1,000
Asynchronicity The more gifted you are, the more different you are from your age peers. The less you feel you fit in. 130 IQ- minimum IQ to qualify for GATE program- one in 44 people. Highly gifted: 144 IQ is 1 in 1,000 people
Level of Giftedness Ruf (2003) Levels of Giftedness Score Range Descriptive Designation Level One120 -129Moderately Gifted 120- 124/Gifted 125-129 Level Two130-135Highly Gifted Level Three 136-140Exceptionally Gifted Level Four141+Exceptionally to Profoundly Gifted Level Five141+Exceptionally to Profoundly Gifted
What happens to the rat that stops running the maze? The doctors think it's dumb when it's just disappointed. – Mark Eitzel
Issues for students Boredom Underachievement Peer Issues Feelings of Not Belonging Anger Power Struggles Stress and Perfectionism 8 Great Gripes of Gifted Kids See handout
Usually a Plus, but not always Misdiagnosis Health and Behavioral Problems Asthma Allergies Reactive Hypoglycemia (next slide) Existential Depression Expectations of Others Judgment Lags behind Intellectual Abilities
Reactive hypoglycemia Greedy brains Mood swings Eat every 3 hours Foods with protein and carbohydrate mix Dual Diagnosis and Misdiagnosis of Gifted Children, James Webb
Interesting … If you know a childs IQ, you can predict the parents IQ within 10 points. Chances are there is a gifted parent in the mix. Chances are that one of you (or both) have OEs too …explains a lot, doesnt it?
Asynchronous development- out of sync with their traits and peers Physical Skills-9 Intellectual ability-11 Social maturity-7 Actual age- 8
John Hughes Highly gifted High School dropout I didnt grow up gifted, at least not by name. I grew up being asked what was wrong with me. Joseph Hughes, age 19
Great Books Read Living With Intensity by Susan Daniels and Mike Piechowski An estimated 15-20% of men, women and children have a highly sensitive nervous system, but few people know that this level of sensitivity is an inherited, biological trait. Help is on its Way by Jenna Forrest is a must read. www.jennaforrest.com
How to Take Care of Yourself : Learn to fail and to laugh Get out and exercise & to relax Learn to say NO Prioritize your activities Set reasonable goals Give yourself enough time Be flexible to alternative paths Savor success Graciously accept praise
Introvert Extravert People drain me Private self and public self I like to mentally rehearse what I say I am the quiet observer People energize me What you see is what you get I think out loud Im the one with my hand up. I need to participate. Which are you? http://gate.emcsd.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Intoversion_Gifted-Boys_Gifted-Girls.pdf Which is your mate?
People Who Became Eminent These children learned to think and express themselves clearly. All had learned to be persistent in pursuing their own visions and goals. Many had difficult childhoods (which may have been a spark) Poverty Broken homes Physical handicaps Parental dissatisfaction Controlling or rejecting parents
Counseling Gifted Children and Adults First, find someone who specializes or has an in- depth knowledge of the gifted. http://www.sengifted.org/articles_counseli ng/Webb_MisdiagnosisAndDualDiagnosis OfGiftedChildren.shtml A Parents Guide To Gifted Children by James Webb is a real gem!
Resources www.sengifted.orgwww.sengifted.org SENG http://opac.acer.edu.au:8080/dbtw- wpd/exec/dbtwpub.dll?TN=membersaei_athen s&QY=find%20(DATE%20OF%20ENTRY%20 %3DGifted)&RF=GiftedBrief&DF=GiftedFull& CS=1&MR=50&NP=2&ID=gifted&AC=QBE_Q UERYhttp://opac.acer.edu.au:8080/dbtw- wpd/exec/dbtwpub.dll?TN=membersaei_athen s&QY=find%20(DATE%20OF%20ENTRY%20 %3DGifted)&RF=GiftedBrief&DF=GiftedFull& CS=1&MR=50&NP=2&ID=gifted&AC=QBE_Q UERY Resources and research from Australia