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“Gifted, Creative, and Talented”
1. Defining the human attributes, abilities, and potentialities that constitute giftedness can be a challenging task. The definition chosen can have a profound influence on a number of factors. What factors are influenced by definitions? Include in your discussion the delivery systems that would be involved and the intervention programs for children and youth who are disadvantaged and gifted.
Case Study Illustration of a Gifted and Talented Child
2. CALVIN: is a gifted and creative child. His giftedness and creativity are evident in many of his behaviors. For example, he is extraordinarily skilled in his use of language. His vocabulary and use of humor are quite remarkable. Additionally, he has a marvelous imagination that often propels him to distant planets and provides him with encounters with interesting dinosaurs. In addition, his curiosity as evidenced in his questions to parents and others is a sign of his giftedness.
Is Calvin gifted, creative, and talented? If yes, provide a rationale for your answer. If Calvin’s dad were to seek counsel from you as to how to handle Calvin’s “giftedness,” what recommendations would you make? Again, provide some rationale for your answers.
What recommendations would you make to Calvin’s dad if he were enrolled in a parenting class with you and sought your assistance as the class leader? What recommendations might you discuss?