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Characteristics of Gifted Students

Gifted students are all very unique.  They have different interests, different personalities, and different areas of high ability. However, these children also share certain traits.  It is the degree to which they exhibit these traits that sets them apart. If most of the characteristics listed below describe your child or student, you may wish to consider making a referral for screening.

  • A strong desire to learn
  • Advanced, intense, sometimes unusual interests
  • Effective, often inventive strategies for recognizing and solving problems
  • Large storehouse of information on various topics
  • Questions, experiments, and explores
  • Logical approach to figuring out solutions
  • Ability to generate highly original ideas
  • Heightened sensitivity and empathy