What Competencies Can You Teach a Gifted Child?

TalkShop teaching gifted child tipsWhile every child is created equal, there is no one size fits all as far as capabilities are concerned. Parents of gifted children recognize early on the traits of a genius – quick learning, advanced communication and kinesthetic skills, need for constant mental stimulation, quick absorption of complex processes, and extraordinary aptitude in academics.

How do parents and teachers manage the extraordinary talents of a gifted child? How does one treat a genius? What does one teach a precocious child? Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO explains, “A gifted child learns differently. Parents and teachers should therefore think out of the box about ways to challenge and engage him. In the classroom, teachers can set advanced work for him so he does not feel bored in school. Distance learning can augment tasks to keep him occupied, and so with beneficial computer games. He should be taught social skills to be able to relate with other children. Talent should never be an excuse for uncouth bad manners.

Viesca gives a word of caution, “Remember that a gifted child is like any ordinary child, needing love and attention. Talk with your child about his uniqueness and how to deal with problems. Also, parents should not pressure and expect him to excel always. Give him challenging things to do as well as tasks that he enjoys that will make him well-rounded.

TalkShop, the leading training facility for personal effectiveness and corporate excellence, offers courses that talented children will find useful to engage their talents and develop their social skills.


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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication, took up Bachelor of Arts in Literature, pursued Master's degrees in Entrepreneurship and Economics, and completed her Doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN


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