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The definition of high giftedness we feel is best suited for our purposes, is that someone should be seen as highly gifted if he or she achieves a very high IQ test score. Typically, an IQ score of 130 is used as the limit. 2.5% of the population achieves an IQ test score that high. Some traits of giftedness overlap with traits of developmental disorders. It can thus be tough to determine whether a child is gifted or diagnosable with ADHD, high functioning autism, or another related issue. And, of course, it is quite possible to be gifted and also have a developmental disorder.
Gifted assessments are required for placement in special gifted programs within the public educational system, or in private schools offering a gifted curriculum. It is conducted to determine whether a child is functioning above the age expectation in their ability to reason logically and solve problems. Interacting & Working with 'multi-gifted' adults requires specialized knowledge, training and skills. Helping gifted, talented, and creative adults understand themselves, their gifts, and to live life more fully is my passion. Helping people understand and appreciate gifted, talented, and creative adults is my mission.