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Exceptionally Gifted Children
"The first edition of this book, published in 1993, introduced 15 remarkable children, some of the most gifted young people ever studied, and traced their path through school, exploring their academic achievements (and in some cases enforced underachievement), their emotional development, their social relationships and their family relationships and upbringing. This new ...more
Paperback, 343 pages
Published April 19th 1993 by Routledge
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Fascinating read. I’ve got 2 little boys of my own and they are far from genius but it was interesting to see microscopic elements of them in the 25 ish geniuses this book is about. It’s a study done in Australia about a collection of children who are clearly years ahead of their contemporaries on their IQ levels. The book covers areas such as gifted education in Australia, early development and physical health, family characteristics and family history, academic achievement levels, reading ...more
This book demonstrates the importance of identifying gifted children as early as possible and implementing proper strategies to allow them to flourish. The study follows the development of fifteen children with phenomenal IQ (160+) and analyses the methods employed to cope with them. These methods include accelerated and enriched programmes, ability grouping and special guidance. The author convincingly shows that the lack of such measures can have devastating effects on gifted children, among ...more