Well, I think you know the answer to that. You are probably reading this because you have already noticed that your gifted child may not be like the other children. We know that they seem to have trouble in this area, and we want to help.
Today, I am going to highlight a few of the signs I have come into contact with in my years of working with gifted kids.
- Highly gifted students have difficult accurately assessing social situations, missing social cues that many other age level mates navigate through
- When given a choice, bright children will choose an individual activity over a group activity
- Gifted kids feel lonely, set apart from their classroom peers
- Young gifted children will persist in parallel play much longer than children their age
- Gifted students often reach out in attempts to make friends, but feel rejected and end up isolating themselves
- Bright children choose to be alone
Tune in next week and we will talk more about the social and emotional issues related to gifted students.
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