Why is gifted identification important? Gifted identification not only provides a basis for school services but also helps a child understand his or her self. It can explain behaviors that are not universal to all children. As pointed out during the chat, it may help parents modify how they parent their gifted child and help teachers to teach them appropriately.
Our next question focused on who should be responsible for identification. Designated school personnel should be trained in gifted education and have a solid understanding of giftedness. Clinical Psychologist, Gail Post, of Gifted Challenges recommended that a psychologist or school psychologist preferably be involved in the process. Gifted Coordinator, Angie French, added, “School personnel need an understanding that not all gifted learners look the same.”
During the remainder of the chat, we also discussed what attributes should be considered when seeking to identify a gifted child; assessments to be used beyond IQ testing; how poor identification methods adversely affect low-income, minority and ELL students; and how to identify twice-exceptional learners. A full transcript may be found here.
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Dumbing Down America (Amazon) Delisle
Ohio Dept of Ed – Gifted Screening and Identification
Identification of Gifted Children @HoagiesGifted
A Response to “All Children Are Gifted” by Michael C. Thompson (pdf) via @RFWPcom
Assessing Gifted Children by Julia Osburn via @HoagiesGifted
Use of the WISC-IV for Gifted Identification (pdf) via @NAGCGIFTED
Identifying & Serving Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Gifted Students (pdf) via @NAGCGIFTED
The Role of Assessments in the Identification of Gifted Students (pdf) via @NAGCGIFTED
The Identification of Students Who Are Gifted by Ruth Mary Coleman At LDOnline
High Achiever, Gifted Learner, Creative Thinker from Bertie Kingore
Identifying Gifted Students: A Practical Guide by Susan Johnsen (Amazon)
Identifying Gifted Children Victoria (AUS) Dept of Ed
Identifying Gifted & Talented Students from London Gifted & Talented
Who is Currently Identified as Gifted in the U.S.? by Scott Barry Kaufman in Psychology Today
Additional Links (from chat participants):
Use of Brief Intelligence Tests in the Identification of Giftedness (pdf) via Scott Barry Kaufman
Identification of Culturally Diverse Gifted Students (Livebinder)
Cybraryman’s 360 Degree Feedback Page
Cybraryman’s Gifted Identification Page
Let Me Tell You About …Why Gifted Identification Matters by Jen Merrill
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Posted on September 15, 2014, in gifted, gifted and talented, gifted education, Identification, Psychology, testing and tagged Assessments, best practices, diversity, gifted, gifted and talented, Gifted Identification, gtchat, IQ, NAGC, TAGT, twice exceptional. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.