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Characteristics - gifted students

Characteristics of gifted students

Gifted students often have very similar characteristics. Can you spot your child in this list?

Characteristics of the gifted learner

Some of the traits that separate the gifted child from the bright child are highlighted in the following list. While a gifted child often displays the traits of the bright child, the creative, abstract abilities of the gifted child separate them. This can be seen in their response to learning situations, experiences, problems, and questions. Not all situations offer the chance for these qualities to shine; often they make the management of these children far more demanding. Because their responses are outside the expected and can't be predicted or planned for it is sometimes difficult to ensure that they are not stifled.


(Taken from "Challenge", Janice Szabo, 1989 Good Apple Inc)

Characteristics of the gifted learner


Caroline Merrick, 2004

Adapted from Gross, MacLeod, Drummond & Merrick (2001), Clark (1983) and Baska (1989)