Highly and profoundly gifted children have typical behaviors in early childhood!
Written for parents and teachers who work with gifted children, this book describes behaviors of children who are measured at the highest ranges of intelligence. The data indicate many more of these children than previously thought, and show that current tests usually underestimate their abilities.
Fascinating vignettes from 50 different families and their highly intelligent children are included, and the children are classified into five Levels of intelligence. Testing, test scores, and interpretations of scores are explained in a new, eye-opening way. Parents and teachers will be able to compare a child’s behaviors and developmental milestones to those of children in the five Levels chapters, and thus estimate their child’s intellectual level and the implications for educational planning. Features include: · Information about testing and ceiling effects · Early developmental milestones · Family concerns · Choosing a school · Five Levels of gifted · Educational concerns · Instructional strategies
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Deborah L. Ruf, Ph.D., is principal consultant with Educational Options in Minneapolis, where she works with families of highly gifted children. Holding a Ph.D. in Psychological Foundations of Education from the University of Minnesota, she has taught post- baccalaureate classes in gifted education for St. Mary’s and St. Thomas Universities in the Minneapolis area, undergraduate education courses for North Dakota State University and Moorhead State University, and has supervised elementary student teachers. She served as Superintendent of Schools in Cass County North Dakota. Dr. Ruf is the national Gifted Children Program coordinator for American MensaReview:
"This book is a must for those who deal with bright and gifted persons." -- South Carolina Psychological Association Newsletter, Spring, 2005
Finally, a book that thoroughly describes gifted young people and what they need to thrive! -- Colleen Harsin, Director of Family Services, Davidson Institute for Talent Development
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