What is known about giftedness and talent
- Giftedness is identifiable in very young children.
- Early identification is essential for the long-term wellbeing of the gifted child.
- Giftedness is present equally in boys and girls and children from all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
- Giftedness is not rare – it is estimated 10–15 per cent of the population is gifted.
- Gifted children can also have learning difficulties and disabilities.
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