A more involved description provided by the Columbus Group in 1991 defines giftedness as an “asynchronous development in which advanced cognitive abilities and heightened intensity combine to create inner experiences and awareness that are qualitatively different from the norm.” This asynchrony increases with higher intellectual capacity, they wrote. “The uniqueness of the gifted renders them vulnerable and requires modifications in parenting, teaching, and counseling in order for them to develop optimally.”
Some characteristics of gifted learners:
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