Common Myths about of GT Students

  • Gifted students do not need help. If they are really gifted they can manage on their own.
  • Gifted students are a homogenous group, all high achievers.
  • Gifted students have fewer problems than others because their intelligence and abilities somehow exempt them form the hassles of daily life.
  • The future of the gifted student is assured: a world of opportunities awaits.
  • Gifted students are self-directed; they know where they are heading.
  • The social and emotional development of the gifted student is at the same level as his or her intellectual development.
  • Gifted students are nerds and social isolates.