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How does the NIAS Gifted Education identification process work, and what happens afterwards?

As a first step, we identify potentially gifted children via nominations from parents or teachers.  Nominations are made using an observation checklist developed after extensive field research with gifted children in Indian classrooms, as well as case-profiles [FAQ > What is a Case-Profile?] of gifted children developed via interviews with parents and other significant individuals.  This observation checklist consists of behaviours that in our observation correlate with giftedness in children between ages 3-12.  This checklist is a means for us to collect preliminary information about the child.

 Once completed nomination forms are returned, our team makes a decision about further action.  Children may be assessed using measures of ability and creativity that have been adapted to the Indian context.  We have specifically selected these measures to be context-appropriate and culture-fair, so that children are not penalised because of differences in linguistic, educational, or family background.

 After assessment, we may conduct in-depth case-profiles of some children.  Where applicable, children will be linked up with mentors. [FAQ > Who is a Mentor?]

 While mentorship may not be available for all children, all children who are assessed can avail of other resources