- Parents are often the first ones to recognize potential or a specific talent in their children. Formal methods of identification are available to confirm the parent’s observation and to understand the level of potential that the child has.
Here is a small checklist to help you in recognizing high potential in your child:
- 1. Asks many and unusual questions
- 2. Displays a keen sense of humor and sees humor in situations others may not
- 3. Prefers variety and newness in design, ideas, music, food, color, clothing
- 4. Recognizes that there are alternative ideas or solutions to problems and creates
- 5. Collects things, sometimes randomly, other times with a definite purpose; has many hobbies (some long duration, but others short lived)
- 6. Assembles or disassembles mechanical objects with little or no training
- 7. Shows high emotional sensitivity
- 8. Has a vivid imagination
- 9. Appears forgetful, chaotic, and indifferent to time constraints (but within disorder there is a logic for the child)
- 10. Self-directed or autonomous learners
- 11. Does things in his/her own way; avoids typical way of doing things.
Each child is unique, so your child may show all or few of the above characteristics which are commonly observed in the gifted.
At KGEC, we use standardised tests/tools to identify intellectually gifted children above the age of ten years. The scores on these tests determines eligibility to our gifted nurturing programs.
To get your child tested, you can follow one of the following options:
1. Kaveri Gifted Education Center
Contact numbers: 02025453973, 02025436893
Other Centers we rely on for IQ testing:
2. Mensa India
Contact number: 7350012370
3. *KEM Hospital, TDH Rehabilitation Centre
Contact number: 020-66037439
4. *Sahyadri Child Guidance Center:
Contact number: 020- 2566 8788
*For a child between the age of 10-13 years, request for a report on the test ‘WISC’ to get eligibility for our program