Understanding Asynchronous Development {Check me out over at RLL}
Understanding Asynchronous Development There are so many definitions of giftedness floating around out there, but my favorite one is this definition from the Columbus Group: Giftedness is asynchronous development in which advanced cognitive abilities and heightened intensity combine to create inner experiences and awareness that are qualitatively different from the norm. This asynchrony increases with higher intellectual capacity. The uniqueness of the gifted renders them particularly vulnerable and requires modifications in parenting, teaching and counseling in order for them to develop optimally. (The Columbus Group, 1991). I've said it before, but I'll say it again: I honestly believe that the