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  • How Do You Know If Gifted Testing Is Right For Your Child?

    • Is your child a good problem solver? Do they solve those problems in a unique way?
    • Does your child have keen observational skills?
    • Does your child seem to learn basic skills better, more quickly, and with less practice than other children their age?
    • Does your child prefer the challenge of difficult problems?
    • Is your child creative and curious?
    • Does your child have an advanced vocabulary for their age?

    Gifted Testing

    What Does It Mean For A Child To Be “Gifted”?

    Understanding the definition of the “gifted child” can be complex and is often widely misunderstood.  Children who are considered to be gifted are those who have a high intelligence level compared to their same-age peers.  Children with advanced intellectual skills often have a unique perspective of the world.  They usually enjoy solving complex problems and have advanced creative expression.  

    Although gifted children may have intellectual strengths, they can also have challenges with perfectionism, may set high standards for themselves and may even be described as quirky.  We have worked with many gifted children who describe their learning style as unique and “not in a straight line”.  They typically like to take a creative approach to learning, which is why specialized gifted programs can be beneficial to them.

    Meet your expert

    Hi, I’m Kim Kirchoffer and I am a Licensed School Psychologist who specializes in evaluating students for gifted programming. 

    With over 25 years of experience working with children from Pre-K through college, most have been spent right here in Pinellas County. I worked for Pinellas County Schools for over 20 years, so I am familiar with how to assist families in getting the services to help children thrive.