If a majority of these characteristics sound like your child, you might consider an assessment by an experienced examiner. Many schools provide this service for free. If that is not available to you, check educational testing centers in your area. Firstborn children tend to be recognized more often than their siblings. When one child in the family is gifted, it is quite possible that others may be as well.
Although there is no easy formula for identifying a gifted child, certain characteristics appear to differentiate the gifted child from his/her classmates, such as:
Note: High grades in classes and/or high scores on standardized achievement tests are not necessarily indicators that a student is gifted. Further evaluation is necessary for accurate identification.
It is important to understand that one child does not necessarily exhibit all of the above characteristics.