Gifted Children South Africa is an organisation dedicated to help parents and teachers of gifted children in South Africa. We aim to prevent gifted children from being misdiagnosed – ADHD/Asperger’s/class clown and many other diagnosis that mimic giftedness (see our 2e tab). Our gifted children are special, but a little different. We need to advocate for our children. They need the right kind of education and need to be understood and accepted.
Gifted Children South Africa aim to support you through your journey by providing information and updated news regarding giftedness in South Africa. Our organisation is supported by worldwide leaders in the educational field. We aim to learn and grow together. Gifted Children South Africa is in the process of registering as a NPC, a step closer to being registered as a PBO and NPO. Ultimately we would like to raise funds so every gifted child can have the professional help needed.
Welcome to this whirlwind rollercoaster ride!
There are many definitions for Giftedness. Gifted children can be grouped by I.Q. (higher than average) or by their field of Giftedness (Intellectual Giftedness, Gifted in the Arts, Mechanically Gifted, etc)
Some characteristics of Gifted children:
– Great at problem solving
– Exceptional reasoning skills
– Very observant
– Long attention span in subjects of interest
– Amazing memory
– Emotional and sensitive
– Can spot cause-effect relationships
– Great sense of humour
– Need less repetition to learn because they learn quickly
– Large vocabulary
There are many more, and all need not apply to every Gifted child.
Every gifted child is unique. They do not fit the traditional mould. They have different talents that make them stand out and excel, if these talents are nourished.
Gifted Children South Africa is a registered Non Profit Company.
Enterprise Number: 2017/538550/08