Thoughts on Why Knowing [about giftedness] Matters

Deborah Ruf, PhD
5 min readFeb 8, 2023

What’s most important? Is It the social, emotional, or cognitive needs of the gifted?

When my own children started school, I was primarily concerned about their cognitive needs related to academics. I wanted them to be challenged in school and to learn to their capacity, not limited by grade-level expectations.

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Deborah Ruf, PhD

High Intelligence Specialist & Writer, Dr. Ruf writes about highly intelligent people from birth to very old age. www.fivelevelsofgifted.com