Gifted And Special Needs

Chapter 6.3

Presented By

Hannah Jones, Nihgel Scott, and Kaitlyn Youngo

Gifted Children:

Traditionally children were considered Gifted when they would have a score of one hundred and thirty or more on a intelligence test. In modern times gifted was referred to as being exceptionally talented in subjects such as art, music, creative writing, dance, and sports.

Gifted individuals have above average abilities and are extremely passionate about their subjects. Following this they have a strong desire to achieve the subject they have chosen.

Some Characteristics of Gifted Children

  • Has unusually advanced vocabulary for age or grade level.
  • Has quick mastery and recall of factual information.
  • Wants to know what makes things or people tick.
  • Usually sees more or gets more out of a story, film, etc., than others.
  • Reads a great deal on his or her own; usually prefers adult-level books; does not avoid difficult materials.
  • Reasons things out for him- or herself.


  • Constantly asking questions about anything and everything.
  • Often offers unusual, unique or clever responses.
  • Is uninhibited in expressions of opinion.
  • Is a high-risk taker; is adventurous and speculative.
  • Is often concerned with adapting, improving and modifying institutions, objects and systems.
  • Displays a keen sense of humor.
  • Shows emotional sensitivity.
  • Is sensitive to beauty.
  • Is nonconforming; accepts disorder; is not interested in details; is individualistic; does not fear being different.
  • Is unwilling to accept authoritarian pronouncements without critical examination.

Special Olympics

An opportunity for special and gifted children to express themselves with others by strategically challenging them to fun events that fulfill their expert levels. A variety of teams are put together and they are able to participate in all events such as swimming, basketball, track. Whatever suites the child's wants and needs. As long as they are all having fun that's all that matters.

Different Forms Of Disabilities

Intellectual: When a individual has limitations to the ability of learning as well as having trouble becoming comfortable with their surrounding environments

Learning: Have a normal intelligence level but, usually exhibit issues when trying to achieve an academic subject. They do not suffer from any other conditions that could explain the poor academic achievement.

A.D.H.D: Children with hyperactivity disorder usually are very energetic and don't have the ability to keep still for long periods of times. Attention span of a hyperactive child is extremely low which could lead to no concentration in school or an even more serious situation like a child running into the streets without looking because the act before they think.

A Little Bit About Kaitlyn:

Gifted Children Have Special Needs Too

Gifted students require the same amount of attention and education that a "special needs" child needs. To achieve in school as do the other students but with a little extra required accommodations for their emotional physical, and behavioral learning.

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