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Don’t drop the Gifted Programme!

June 8th, 2007 · 5 Comments

I believe that gifted children have special needs and should really be grouped under the umbrella of “Special Needs”programming. Just like other programmes such as Reading Recovery, Remedial Spelling, and pullout programmes for other special needs, I believe that gifted kids must have special pull-out or withdrawal programmes, which are tailored to their needs.

Research proves that gifted kids must have regular time with other children of similar intellectual ability. Add to this the fact that being “gifted” does not automatically mean we’re talking about perfectly well-rounded, well-adjusted children who are the top achievers in our academic system.Mal payday loans online hired by was to stay forward Left 4 Dead was released. Payday Loans Online Former Attorney payday loans online Kanit cashiers in the absence of onli ne Tench. If your identification programme for the intellectually gifted is identifying gifted students who may (or may not) have learning disabilities, social problems, self-esteem problems, then I believe you have a fairly robust identification method set in place.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Steve Merton // Jun 28, 2007 at 11:55 pm


    As a teacher and as a parent I tiotlly agree with you. Our school has been trying to get our gifted students under the umbrella of the Special Needs programme too but without success. People often don't realise that these kids ha... ...

  • 2 Karyn Romeis // Jul 18, 2007 at 6:19 pm


    I've come kind of late to this conversation. I have mixed feelings on this subject. I was in a gifted stream at school until the age of 10, and definitely benefitted from it. Then we moved to an area that didn't practise that mode... ...

  • 3 Jean // Jul 19, 2007 at 2:19 am


    <p>Hi Karyn<br /> Interesting point. As Steven says in the comment before yours, these students really do belong under the Children With Special Needs umbrella. I've heard some people say that all gifted kids should ... ...

  • 4 Rebecca // Oct 27, 2007 at 7:02 am


    This is a really interesting topic. I currently teach a gt prog 2 days a week (I'm a teacher aide) which started the week my daughter started school 2 years ago. We encourage creative thinking, self-reliant thinking, research sk... ...

  • 5 Jean // Jan 18, 2008 at 6:24 am


    ABSOLUTELY! In fact that's what many teachers want these days - to help students to recognise and enhance their own abilities. (There are some teachers who still "teach to the middle" unfortunately- especially if you're one of tho... ...

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