Identifying children who are gifted and/or talented may seem like an easy task. Obvious musical gifts, advanced reasoning, exceptional drawing skills, a remarkable proclivity for solving difficult mathematical equations — all clear signs. However, what becomes of the students who possess some or all of these gifts, yet don’t have the ability to verbalize what they know? How do we identify giftedness and talent in children who have an expressive language delay, speak another language, or suffer from test anxiety?
Testing for giftedness and talent isn’t one-size-fits-all.
Making sure testing is inclusive for all children whose gifts need to be identified can seem like an impossible task, but with the right tools in place, those students have an opportunity to be discovered and placed into a program that will give them a chance to shine! Casting a wider net over your student body can give them that opportunity for discovery, and set them on the path to greatness that they are destined for.