Gifted Education Awareness




The European Economic and Social Committee published an Opinion, in January, on addressing the potential of gifted children. Among the key points expressed were The EESC recommends that the European Commission and the Member States support further studies and research that would tap the potential of gifted children and young […]

European Union Developments



#gtie Chat Sunday 28th April 2013 Comment below or add your views to #gtie on Twitter. Giftedness creates in children a special educational need that requires intervention. In Ireland, the inclusion of gifted children (termed ‘exceptionally able’) in legislative definitions of “special educational needs” places gifted children in a no-mans […]

Is Giftedness an SEN?



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On Sunday 20th January, at #gtie, we shared Parents’ Experience of Rearing Gifted Children. Parenting any child is never plain sailing. For parents of gifted children, there is an extra layer on top. Whilst it is exciting and fun at times, it can also be a very worrying, frustrating and isolating experience. […]

Parents’ Experience of Rearing Gifted Children





Our Twitter chat last night was on the topic of Giftedness as a Special Educational Need (SEN). (Transcript) The tweet of the night has to be this one from Minister of State  in the Department of Education, Ciaran Cannon: “…I would be more than happy to meet with you to […]

Giftedness as a Special Educational need