School-aged children who are gifted may have different strengths and needs, and may be very different from one another. Each student who is gifted has an individual profile of abilities, needs, interests and learning preferences.
There are a number of general characteristics and developmental issues that often are associated with giftedness and that have important implications for learning.
Common intellectual characteristics of students who are gifted include:
Some of these characteristics appear in students at all ability levels, but they are more prevalent and pronounced in students who are gifted.