Do I Have A Gifted Child?

gifted child Rainard School

Gifted children, also known as gifted and talented students or GT students, typically possess exceptional abilities and potential in one or more areas.

To determine if you have a gifted child, and if Rainard is an option for them, we require an IQ test, academic records and other documents.

Even before IQ testing, there are characteristics of GT students which parents and current teachers can pick up on long before any formal testing is done. While many gifted children display these traits, not all GT children display every item on the list.

Gifted Child Traits

Intellectual Traits of A Gifted Child

  • Acquires and retains information quickly
  • Inquisitive attitude and intellectual curiosity
  • Thinks critically and asks probing questions
  • Unusual capacity for memory
  • Creative and inventive; likes new ways of doing things
  • Enjoys problem-solving and intellectual activity
  • Asks probing questions
  • Enjoys structure and organization or struggles with organization

Emotional Traits of Gifted & Talented Students

  • Highly empathetic
  • Tendency to develop intense interests
  • Discrepancy between personal/social skills and intellectual skills
  • Diverse interests and abilities; versatility
  • Perfectionist tendencies
  • Strong sense of humor

Academic Traits of Gifted Children

  • Easily bored in a standard learning environment
  • Self-taught
  • Learns quickly
  • Creative problem-solver

Read More About Identifying Gifted Children

rainard homework effective

Is Homework Really Effective? We Don’t Think So.

September 7, 2023

The debate surrounding homework’s effectiveness is not new. For decades, educators, parents, and researchers have discussed whether assigning homework truly benefits students. Those in favor…

GT Model Rainard critical thinking skills

Exploring the Difference Between GT Schools and Traditional Schools | Empowering Students for Success

August 23, 2023

The GT school model, such as the Rainard Model, differs greatly from traditional school. Let’s delve into the distinct features of the GT school model…

What Is Asynchronous Development? The Rainard School Houston

What Is Asynchronous Development?

January 15, 2023

What Is Asynchronous Development? There are many aspects to being gifted and one of such is asynchronous development. Asynchronous development is when your child exhibits…

Natural Consequences Are Best For Gifted Children, But Why? Rainard School

Natural Consequences Are Best For Gifted Children, But Why?

December 12, 2022

As a parent, it is your responsibility to provide and teach your children practical skills to deal with life situations in the future. It becomes…

Friendship with Gifted Children

The Importance of Friendship and Community for the Gifted Child

August 15, 2022

Friendship and community are important for your gifted child, but their needs and expectations differ from those of other children.

Kids Yoga outside

Relaxation Techniques for Gifted Children

June 15, 2022

Everyone experiences stress as a part of their lives, and some may be more predisposed to experiencing stress. It is imperative, however, to recognize that…

Want More Information About Rainard?

Fill out the form below and our admissions office will reach out to you to discuss your child's future at Rainard.

Our Campus, Created For The Gifted Child

We've taken time to create a campus that will assist in educating the gifted child. From ample outdoor spaces to round tables in classrooms to our school chicken coop, every inch of our campus is used to help educated gifted children.