facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Gifted children have special needs

Jan. 13, 2009 at 4:45 PM   |   Comments

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- A U.S. psychologist says gifted children require as much attention and educational resources to thrive as children with recognized special needs.

Steven I. Pfeiffer, a professor at Florida State University, said people outside the field of gifted education will sometime say of gifted students, "Oh, they're smart, they'll do fine on theirown."

He said the attitude, which he termed as "anti-elitist," can make it difficult to get funding for programs and services to help develop the brightest, most advanced students.

"Giftedness is still not well understood, and children with advanced intellectual and academic abilities can perplex and challenge both educators and parents," Pfeiffer said in a release.

© 2009 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Harvard scientist startled by giant bird-eating spider on rainforest walk Harvard scientist startled by giant bird-eating spider on rainforest walk
2
Soda drinkers may be slowly killing themselves Soda drinkers may be slowly killing themselves
3
Scottish fish were the first to have sex and they did it sideways, study finds Scottish fish were the first to have sex and they did it sideways, study finds
4
Internet trolls in Britain could face serious jail time Internet trolls in Britain could face serious jail time
5
First white rhino born in captivity dies in Kenyan conservancy First white rhino born in captivity dies in Kenyan conservancy
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback