Does my child qualify for gifted services?” is a question that I am asked by parents from all over the country. Often I have to reply that I do not know, since states differ in how they define giftedness.
A federal definition was first proposed in 1969, but it has undergone a number of changes. At times it has been interpreted narrowly to include only students
who display outstanding intellectual or creative talent. But it has also been interpreted more broadly to include students capable of high performance in intellectual, academic, creative, leadership, visual or performing arts, vocational, and psychomotor domains.
The states have relied on the...
Digest of Gifted Research
Welcome to the Digest of Gifted Research (formerly Duke Gifted Letter), published by the Duke University Talent Identification Program. The Digest is a trusted resource for research-based information about raising and educating academically talented children.