My child’s school has identified him as “talented and gifted”… now what?

By Beverly Stewart, M.Ed.

Congratulations! This is an exciting development in your child’s life that will expose him to innovative ideas, increase his problem solving skills, and even offer him completely new ways of looking at the world!

According to the most recent statistics, there are approximately 126,000 K-12 students enrolled in Talented and Gifted Programs (TAG) throughout Delaware and 3 million nationwide. These students have demonstrated outstanding levels of aptitude (ability to reason and/or learn) or competence (achievement in top 10% or higher) in one or more areas.  Areas are diverse and can include mathematics, music, languages, or sensorimotor …