Student Resource Center
A Dayton-area communications professor can help you:
Identify if your child is exceptionally gifted or talented.
Work with those who
are: and fully develop their talents.
Work with those who are
not: and help them develop to be
the best they can be.
Gifted children’s characteristics:
Many gifted children learn to read early, read widely, quickly, and intensely and have large vocabularies.
They often have keen powers of observation and an eye for important details.
They often take great pleasure in intellectual activity.
They readily see cause-effect relationships.
They often display a questioning attitude and seek information for its own sake.
They are often skeptical, critical, and evaluative, and can spot inconsistencies.
They quickly perceive similarities, differences, and anomalies.
They are flexible thinkers, able to use many different alternatives and approaches to problem solving.
They are original thinkers, seeking new, unusual, or unconventional associations and combinations among items of information.
They are elaborate thinkers, producing new steps, ideas, responses, or other approaches to a basic idea, situation, or problems.
They are good guessers and can readily construct hypotheses or "what if" questions.
They are extremely curious about objects, ideas, situations, or events.
They are sensitive to beauty and are attracted to aesthetic values.
(Source: MENSA Supporters of the Gifted and
Factors to consider:
Even though gifted children have many advantages in life, many of them are underachievers. Some of the negative traits include: increased inner conflict, lack of sufficient challenge in schoolwork, anxiety, low frustration tolerance, lack of impulse control, etc.
What I do:
Help you evaluate your child’s level of natural talent and giftedness in several areas.
Develop a specific tutoring program to help them achieve, regardless of their current level.
I focus on helping them develop, both physically and mentally, using the
Please contact: Dr. Richard D. Sheridan,
or by telephone: (916) 716-1608.