Well written summary that I wish people would read without prejudice!
Usually this blog focuses on the academic side of giftedness. The main purpose of the Rochester SAGE group is to promote gifted education options in Rochester Community Schools.
The somewhat hidden side of giftedness is the nonacademic side. The intensities. The emotional attributes. The qualitative differences in perception. Why are these so rarely talked about?
First, many people have a hard enough time accepting the intellectual differences of gifted children. Telling them that many gifted children have heightened senses, emotions, or energies would be truly unbelievable to most. Many parents of gifted children are worried enough about being seen as bragging when we try to explain how our children are different academically.
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