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Hoagies' Blog Hop: Special Populations
Populations in Gifted Education. 2e Gifted. LGBTQ Gifted.
Late Blooming Gifted. Learn more about these special gifted
populations! Gifted is a severe minority population, consisting of
between 2.5% and 10% of the population, depending on which
definition you subscribe to. Gifted individuals are often
marginalized, said to "have too much" or to "need nothing."
But what if your child (or you) are a minority of a minority, a
twice exceptional gifted child, a gifted late bloomer, or a gifted
LGBTQ individual? Each of these is a marginalized population, and
minor subset of an already marginalized minority population.
How can we help?
Don't miss our previous Blog Hops on related topics, including
Blog Hop: 2e Kids, and
Blog Hop: Ages & Stages
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Blog Hops for all our past and future topics. Special thanks to Pamela S. Ryan for our striking Blog Hop graphics!
Parenting A Gifted Child Questioning Sexual and Gender Identity by a
Proud LGBTQ Ally and Parent at
The Grayson School
- My child grew up asking for Lego, trains, Barbie, crafts and basketball.
My child’s interests ran the gambit: from Math and Coding to English and the
Arts. I did not want to risk stifling creativity and achievement by
implanting traditional heterosexual gender role identities. I made it a
habit to choose two female, two male and female/male parents as often as
choosing male/female parents whenever the opportunity arose in play. But
when my child always chose male/female parents, I figured that was where we
were headed. I might have been wrong...
Gifted and LGBTQ+ in Education: When Worlds Collide by
Krystle DiCristofalo in My Ivy
- When it comes to students who are also marginalized in other ways, it
becomes doubly important for educators to make sure that we extend a helping
hand to each child, by recognizing the specific needs of the subgroups we
serve. Specifically, today's post reflects on supporting LGBTQ+ youth in the
In an education system in which gifted and high-achieving students are often
left to their own devices, since they can 'take care of themselves,' LGBTQ+
students are particularly vulnerable. Through the intensity and
introspection that often goes hand-in-hand with giftedness, many gifted
students who are also LGBTQ+ come to realizations about their identities at
young ages. Unfortunately, these realizations can exacerbate the feelings of
isolation and difference from their same-age peers that gifted students
often experience across the board...
Late Blooming Gifted Children by
Gail Post in
- One commonly held assumption about gifted children is that they achieve
milestones well ahead of time. They scale their crib's walls before they can
walk. They read at age two. They solve algebraic equations before they can
tie their shoes. Astonishing reports of precocious talent set a high bar...
and create the impression that all markers of giftedness emerge at an early
But some gifted children are late bloomers...
Twice Exceptional or Just Exceptional? Let’s Find Out by
Teresa Currivan, LMFT, in
Help My Children Thrive
- What might we be missing when we use the term “2e” too broadly? Because
the highly to profoundly gifted child has a very high risk of being missed
and misdiagnosed due to many factors, it would be helpful to be more clear
about what we are saying when we mean twice exceptional vs. highly to
profoundly gifted. These terms overlap, and we often use them
interchangeably for various reasons, but there is much room for improvement
in our ability to get more specific in our understanding of our gifted
children and their needs...
|If you'd like to read all our past Blog Hops or join our next Blog Hop, visit
Blog Hops for our past and future topics.
Special thanks to Pamela S. Ryan for our striking Blog Hop graphics!
April 02, 2019