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Highly Capable

Frequently Asked Questions

How does one know if a child is exhibiting highly capable or gifted behaviors?
National Association for Gifted Children provides information on informal assessments and checklists to help address this question.

Must a child excel in all areas to be highly capable?
Children do not have to be gifted in multiple areas to be considered highly capable. A child can be identified as highly capable in a single area of acceleration.

Can a child have learning or physical disabilities and exhibit highly capable traits?
Children can experience learning and physical disabilities and at the same time exhibit highly capable characteristics. This phenomenon is widely referred to as twice exceptional, dual exceptionality, gifted and learning disabled, and gifted learning disabled.

 

 

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