Q&A with Nancy Hertzog, Ph.D., Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Washington
From the 3-year-old who reads at a higher level than his school-age siblings and knows all the state capitols to the introverted, late-blooming artist who struggles in school, being “gifted” may not always look like the stereotype of the precocious geek.
So, what does giftedness really look like and how can parents and teachers of highly capable children best nurture their gifts and social-emotional health?
Topics covered in the video include:
- Characteristics and abilities of a highly capable child that parents should look for and encourage
- Basis for having your child tested — or not
- Consideration factors for choosing an education environment for a child identified as highly capable
- Social-emotional needs of gifted children
- How parents can best involve themselves in supporting their highly capable child
- Perspectives from gifted education that inform education for all children
- Qualities that mark an exceptional teacher of highly capable children
- Support systems available to help highly capable children and their families thrive
- Cultivating autonomy and independence in highly capable children
- And more
About Nancy Hertzog, Ph.D.