When compared to age peers, gifted kids tend to:
- learn rapidly
- have extensive vocabulary
- concentrate for extended periods
- have an excellent memory
- be persistent in their interests
- be keen observers
- be highly creative
- have a vivid imagination
- be good at jigsaw puzzles
- read early
- prefer the company of older children and adults
- be intense and sensitive
- aim for perfection
Gifted children are found in:
- all ethnic groups
- all socio-economic levels
- both genders
- all types of families
Some gifted children are ‘twice exceptional’ - they are gifted but also experience a learning difficulty or a disability.
Speak with the team at the Gifted Education Centre and see if GO could be useful for your child, or a child in your school.
Formal identification of gifted children is available through the Gifted Education Centre, and is a requirement for the GO Solo programme. Identification by the school is usual for the GO team programme, which is a partnership with schools.
GO is a service provided by the Gifted Education Centre.