Is My Child Gifted?

American educational psychologist Dr. Joseph Renzulli, defined gifted and talented children as the place where three characteristics intersect: Academic Giftedness, Creativity, and Persistence. Dr. Renzulli expressed the concept of giftedness most frequently in the form of a venn diagram or three overlapping circles “Emphasizing that the coming together of the three attributes is what provides the fertile ground for the development of gifted behaviors”.

Renzulli, J. S. (1978). What makes giftedness? Re-examining a definition. Phi Delta Kappan, 60(3) 180-181.
Behaviors/Characteristics that your child may be gifted:

  • Advanced vocabulary
  • Asks intelligent questions
  • Has an extensive and detailed memory, particularly in area of interest
  • Has communication skills advanced for their age
  • Learns information quickly
  • Is reflective about learning
  • Observes relationships and sees connections
  • Emotional sensitivity and intuitiveness
  • Uses analogical thinking, problem solving, or reasoning

Gifted Organizations and Resources

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    • Creative Photography students

    • Community Outreach art class

The Weiss School is a co-ed private school that serves gifted students in PreK-3 through 8th grade in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. A Weiss School education prepares students to think analytically and creatively, act socially responsible, live vigorously, and create imaginatively in a warm and supportive educational environment.