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Professor: Children who are gifted need exceptional support

September 12, 2009

Children who are gifted should receive the same support as other children with special needs, says Florida State University educational psychologist Steven I. Pfeiffer. “There is a view occasionally expressed by those outside of the gifted field that we don’t need programs devoted specifically to gifted students,” he said. ” ‘Oh, they’re smart, they’ll do fine on their own’ is what we often hear. And because of this anti-elitist attitude, it’s often difficult to get funding for programs and services that help us to develop some of our brightest, most advanced kids — America’s most valuable resource.”  Read the whole story at ScienceDaily

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