CC38 - Gifted & Talented Children

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Giftedness is usually equated with being a genius. Our guest for today thinks this isn't always the case and this stereotype can do more harm than good.

In my conversation with Melinda, we talk about how parents and educators can help gifted and twice-exceptional students succeed in life.

Key Learnings

Tune in and learn:

  • How the needs of her own children led Melinda to work in the area of giftedness
  • What giftedness mean
  • How giftedness differs from talent
  • How a child is diagnosed for giftedness
  • What are the early signs of giftedness
  • Why gifted children are sometimes misunderstood
  • Why the myth that giftedness = genius can do more harm than good
  • The challenges of parenting a gifted child
  • What twice-exceptional children are
  • How to support gifted children at school
  • What the AAEGT does
  • Information about the Gifted Awareness Week Australia

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