your child gifted?
Written by Julie Armenta,
M.A. Educational and Family Specialist
to look for if your child is gifted:
quickly and reasons well/early reader
Extensive vocabulary, memory, and attention
creative, imaginative, sense of humor and
compassionate and sensitive to other people
to older people, but does tend to question
morals and very concerned with being fair
and just and will vocalize opinions.
problem solver, critical thinker, such as
jigsaw puzzles and music and has interest
and high abilities in math, especially numbers.
in many ranges and diverse interest.
and wants things done his way.
of parents have no idea that their child is
gifted. They tend to be dramatic, artistic,
and musically talented. Gifted children may
excel in mazes, building with legos, chess,
and science experiments. Large percentages may
have behavior problems - more so with boys than
girls - approximately 60% males and 40% females
- and act out in school. It is important to
keep them active and engaged so that they don't
get bored and get into trouble.
children utilize visual spatial learning. They
see pictures more than words and learn all at
once - light bulb moment. Once they learn something
long term, it becomes permanent. The left hemisphere
of our brains is the sequential/analytical learning
while the right hemisphere sees the whole picture.
they ask themselves often-
is everything so important to me?
Is no one upset by dishonesty or injustice but
Why do I feel like such a misfit? How can gifted
children be helped?
based curriculum to enhance interest/talents
balance of shared gifted discussions and learning
classroom/respect etiquette to listen to others
and teacher instruction. (Formal learning
and world education)
and creative in instructional approach in
a nurturing but consistent environment.
learning to reach the gifted learner in a
small specialized environment to nurture the
whole child approach.
motivation, confidence to excel beyond potential,
not only academically, but as a whole.
involvement and planning is welcome.
in scheduling times and curriculum and school
morals, values, and personal interest of each
mainly on students strengths, but assist in
weakness as well.
to student's goals, aspirations, talents,
interest, on all levels of each student.
of self and balance and leadership in the
For advanced and gifted children trying to get
ahead and work at grade level in their academic
careers, our teachers offer wonderful advisement
and academic support for grade level acceleration.
Our accredited staff promotes a combination
of classroom learning and tutoring assistance
to achieve your child/children's goals. For
these gifted students we offer a small 6:1 and
1:1 option. We will work with your schools curriculum
and meet your child's specific academic learning
needs to keep them enriched, engaged, empowered
Cape Dr., #270
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677