Signs your child is gifted
How do you know if your child is gifted or just a very high achiever? I interviewed Dr. Wendy Hirsch Weiner, founder and principal of Conservatory Prep Schools, a middle and high school in Davie, Florida for gifted students, about her experiences working with gifted children. Dr. Weiner has been the principal of Conservatory Prep Schools since 2005 and previously worked with families of children who are twice-exceptional, which means they're gifted and have learning disabilities.
Dr. Weiner defines gifted as "an innate cognitive ability in at least one area, which is well beyond the capacity of their peers and are in need of additional accommodations to be able to meet their potential." Her insights on gifted children come from her decades working with them, observing them in the classroom, and creating curriculum to meet their needs. Here's how to know if your child is gifted.