Mind Workout for Gifted Kids: Everything You Need to Know About Assessing and Developing Your Child's Abilities
by Robert Allen
'Gifted' used to mean 'good at IQ tests'. Today, it's recognised that IQ tests were only good at diagnosing a certain kind of high intelligence - ... Show synopsis 'Gifted' used to mean 'good at IQ tests'. Today, it's recognised that IQ tests were only good at diagnosing a certain kind of high intelligence - essentially, the ability to solve a specific type of puzzle. Now, it's acknowledged that giftedness can manifest itself in many different ways. Having a much broader definition of what constitutes a Talented & Gifted (TAG) child has had two consequences, first, many more children now fall into the TAG category; second, as the definition has broadened, so it has become more difficult to identify a child's area of giftedness, and so to help them develop their ability. This book helps parents solve both problems. The book is arranged into four parts. Part One discusses changing ideas of giftedness and answers FAQs about the subject: such as What are TAG children? How can parents and teachers identify and help them? Part Two consists of more than 100 tests and exercises designed to help parents assess their kid's abilities in detail. Part Three is a Toolkit for TAG kids and gives techniques for everything from improving memory and concentration to relaxation and visualisation skills. It ends with details of useful contacts, books, and websites.