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Document Number: 5137

FAQs about Giftedness - This five-page question and answer piece discusses major issues revolving around profoundly intelligent children, who are defined as, "those individuals who have IQs that are at the 99.999% percentile." The authors list the common characteristics found in these children, discuss misconceptions and relate the difficulty in obtaining an accurate count of the precise number of profoundly intelligent children. The authors also note that the number of profoundly intelligent children is unknown at this time and that the prime age for testing is when the child is between four and nine years old. The piece concludes with developmental issues, special schooling and parenting needs, as well as the somewhat unexpected parallels between the parenting needs of both gifted children and disabled children. (Davidson Institute for Talent Development, 2004)...

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