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Gate Program Chantal cravens

2 One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar!
– Helen Keller

3 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.) (IQ) 55 70 85 100 115 130 145 160 Mean= 100 Standard Deviation= 15

4 level range 115 – 129 1:6 – 1:44 Prevalence Mildly gifted Flip side
of this is Range of IQ 1 standard Deviation

5 Moderately gifted 130- 144 1:44 – 1:1,000 level range Two Standard
Prevalence Moderately gifted 130- 144 1:44 – 1:1,000 Two Standard Deviations Flip side of this is IQ

6 level range Prevalence Highly Gifted 145- 159 1:1,000 – 1:10,000

7 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

8 Level of Giftedness Ruf (2003)
Levels of Giftedness Score Range Descriptive Designation Level One Moderately Gifted /Gifted Level Two Highly Gifted Level Three Exceptionally Gifted Level Four 141+ Exceptionally to Profoundly Gifted Level Five

9 What happens to the rat that stops running the maze
What happens to the rat that stops running the maze? The doctors think it's dumb when it's just disappointed. – Mark Eitzel

10 Complex sentence structure
??? Complex sentence structure vocabulary Attention span experiment Multi-potentiality curiosity Intensity Unusually large vocabularies Complex sentence structures Greater comprehension of language nuances Longer attention span, persistence Intensity of feelings and actions Wide range of interests Strong curiosity; limitless questions Like to experiment; puts ideas or things together in unusual ways interests Language nuances

11 Potential Problems

12 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

13 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

14 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

15 …explains a lot, doesn’t it?
Interesting … If you know a child’s IQ, you can predict the parent’s IQ within 10 points. Chances are there is a gifted parent in the mix. Chances are that one of you (or both) have OE’s too  …explains a lot, doesn’t it?

16 Asynchronous development-
out of sync with their traits and peers Intellectual ability-11 Physical Skills-9 Actual age- 8 Social maturity-7

17 John Hughes Highly gifted High School dropout
“I didn’t grow up gifted, at least not by name. I grew up being asked what was wrong with me.” Joseph Hughes, age 19

18 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.

19 handout: http://www. sengifted


21 “You are not alone”- 6-4-12 post
Find others who share your interests and “get you”. blog article “You are not alone” post



24 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

25 Introvert Extravert Which are you? Which is your mate? 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 I’m the one with my hand up. I need to participate.

26 Creativity

27 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

28 Counseling Gifted Children and Adults
First, find someone who specializes or has an in-depth knowledge of the gifted. A Parent’s Guide To Gifted Children by James Webb is a real gem!

29 Resources SENG
Resources and research from Australia


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