Gifted students vary in terms of the nature and level of their abilities. Gifted and talented students can vary in their ability and aptitudes, level of giftedness and achievement.  Sometimes they are not always easy to identify, and their giftedness may be impacted by cultural background, gender, language and learning difficulties, location, socio-economic circumstance or lack of engagement in the curriculum.  According to Gagné’s Differentiated Model of Giftedness and Talent (2008), gifted students are those whose potential is distinctly above average in one or more of the following domains of human ability: intellectual, social, creative and physical.

Levels of giftedness can be determine from intelligence quotient (IQ) tests.  IQ tests can identify the child’s strengths and weakness, although a thorough interview with child, parent and teacher may be required in order to further determine the needs of the child in order to best support them within the curriculum.

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