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Applying the Constructs How does a parent reconcile having expectations that are appropriate, while at the same time matching the expectations the child does or doesn't have regarding the process of developing his or her own self as a gifted individual? (Validation) This reconciliation is a two-part process involving an appropriate validation of how your child is gifted and then understanding your child's perception of being gifted. For the gifted child, validation includes formal assessment and testing conducted by a trained neuropsychologist or psychologist (with experience testing gifted children), and appropriate educational experiences.
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