Neuropsychologist and PAG president Dr. Leticia Peñano-Ho, Ph.D. explains that children who display advanced skills earlier than their age-appropriate milestones can be considered “potentially gifted .” Below is a list of some of the earliest signs of giftedness in children:
NOTE: This list is not a scorecard to gauge if your child passes or fails. It is merely a checklist to see if your child is developing beyond what is expected of his or her age. These are typical factors indicative of giftedness . If you observe advanced skills in your child, consult with a developmental pediatrician or a clinical psychologist so they can administer proper tests.