Things My Child Likes to Do enables educational decision-makers to collect information on children's social, emotional, motivational, and creative abilities from the perspective of those who know them best: their parents or guardians. These scales can be used as one component of a multiple measures identification system for gifted, talented, or enrichment programming or to collect information on students' readiness, interests, and learning profiles. The scales have been subjected to content and construct validation to provide clear, accurate, and informative data regarding student characteristics. The Administration Manual provides information on the new rating scale's validity and advice on administering the scale.
Table of Contents
Introduction To Things My Child Likes To Do A Very Brief History of Genius, Giftedness, and Gifted Education From Gifted Students to Developing Gifted Behaviors Identifying Students At-Promise for Developing Gifted Behaviors The Role of Parents in Total Talent Identification Concluding Thoughts How To Use This Instrument References Appendices Appendix A: Things My Child Likes to Do Appendix B: Sample Letter to Parents Appendix C: The Five Dimensions of Differentiation Appendix D: An Infusion-Based Approach to Enriching the Standards-Driven Curriculum Appendix E: Student Product Assessment Form About The Authors
Joseph Renzulli is a professor of educational psychology at the University of Connecticut, where he also has served as the director of the Renzulli Center For Creativity, Gifted Education, and Talent Development.
Jen Foreman teaches in Allegheny College’s Psychology Department and Education Program. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Connecticut in 2013 and her M.S. in Instructional Leadership from Robert Morris University in 2008.