Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Gifted, Unique or “Different”?

Have you ever thought (or been told) that your child is gifted, unique or “different”?  Some of those labels make us puff up with pride, others strike fear into the heart of the strongest parent.   Regardless of what label your child does or does not have they are all amazing and wonderfully and fearfully made by God (Psalm 139:14).

If you have ever wanted an opportunity to share your child’s story, here is your opportunity.  The Paul F. Lazarsfeld Center for the Social Sciences (PFL-CSS) at Columbia University is conducting a Unique Child Study, and they want your input.  

Unique Child Study

Unique Child Study

This study considers, through life history methods, how children who are unique in some way are identified and develop.

While all children are unique, the goal of this study is to identify how children with unique developmental abilities or trajectories develop over early childhood. Our specific focus is on children with unique artistic or scientific abilities, children on the autism spectrum, children who have been identified as gifted, children who have been identified as having attention disorders, and children with unusual empathetic capacities.

If you would like to participate and share your child’s story through the survey process you can do so by going here.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you. I participated in the study based on our experiences with our son, Eli. He has, what we believe, to be mild Asperger's. It felt great to be able to share our story in hopes it will open up more understanding into this phenomenon.

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