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  • Gifted classes benefit high-achievers most
    its gifted program who have an IQ greater than 130 or 116 if they come from an underprivileged family They can also get into the program if they have a lower IQ but have high achievement in third grade standardized tests Students with high IQs are given priority in the gifted class and leftover seats go to the high achievers After studying the students for a year researchers found that those who were admitted for their test scores and not their IQs ended up benefiting the most from the gifted program That is to say their standardized exam scores increased more than the scores of other students as a result of the class Why some students show improvement The gifted program seemed to have little to no effect on the standardized test scores of students with a 130 IQ or above Researchers noted that this is not necessarily surprising these students already had high scores because they are naturally intelligent The students with a 116 IQ or greater did not show much test score improvement either However students who did well on achievement tests did so by studying hard and having access to challenging coursework only improved their scores The report also said that students who entered the class because of their test scores and who came from an underprivileged family or are considered a minority race saw the greatest test score improvements out of any of the groups RELATED ARTICLES Great books for gifted kids Pesticides associated with reduced cognitive development Improve brain function with the right foods More NEWS CATEGORIES IQ Test Information Kids IQ Test Information Personality Test Information Career Test Information Other Test Information Free IQ Test What s your IQ Find out with our fun PhD Certified interactive test Where will Your IQ Score Emerge

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  • The detriment of removing the arts from schools
    attention to arts training Standardized testing has been elevated so high that it s really come at the cost of arts music all these programs that really draw kids to school and keep them in school Sarah Lahm of ACT for Education told The Uptake The Minnesota 2020 study calls for the development of the whole child meaning that kids need to have access to subjects outside of those tested on standardized exams Schools may have to reach out to the community to do that Some Minnesota schools have held onto the arts thanks to parents fundraising efforts The study asks that schools take parent involvement further by including community members in budget making decisions Why keep the arts Music theater and visual arts all benefit kids not just by enriching their lives but by improving their IQs According to a study from Boston Children s Hospital published in PLOS One learning to play music can boost a person s cognitive abilities The study found that playing music actually improves the executive functions performed by the brain For instance musically trained children showed greater verbal fluency and mental processing speed than children who weren t musically trained Researchers note that replacing music with math or other core subjects may give students more opportunities to improve in the subject but it won t necessarily make them more intelligent The arts help kids learn to think faster and more critically It s like the old saying if you give a person a fish you feed him for a day but if you teach him how to fish you feed him for a lifetime Overall such studies highlight the fact that training in the arts in addition to teaching core subjects will give students a well rounded education RELATED ARTICLES Great books for

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  • British schoolboy joins Mensa
    things that go over my head Wilfred told the source A humble attitude Ramarni s school suggested moving him up a grade level in order to challenge him but Wilfred turned them down She noted that she wants her son to grow up with other kids his age Because he has access to Mensa he ll still be able to test his mind and have intellectual conversations with bright people For his part Ramarni wants to eventually attend Oxford University and become an astrophysicist While he has high hopes for his future Ramarni knows he ll have to work hard to achieve his goals I can t begin to compare myself to these great men whose hard work clearly proves that they are true geniuses Ramarni told the source This is a great opportunity and I think it can open a lot of doors for me But I also believe that having a high IQ isn t that important unless you do something really special with it Discovering his smarts Ramarni who is from Essex England first showed signs of his brilliance at a young age According to the Rumford Reporter by the time he was 18 months old Ramarni discussed the news and said his favorite book was the encyclopedia When he was 3 years old Ramarni could read and write During grade school Ramarni was in gifted programs and wrote a high scoring essay that earned him an invitation to a graduation ceremony at Oxford University Anyone who registers an IQ score which places them in the top 2 percent of the population has done remarkably well John Stevenage Mensa s chief executive told the Mirror Online The score Ramarni achieved therefore is very good and shows he has great potential RELATED ARTICLES Great books for gifted kids

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  • Children's drawings may predict IQ later in life
    a scale of 0 to 12 For example a drawing that featured a person with two arms two legs a head a body but no eyes and nose may be given a four Drawing is an ancient behavior dating back beyond 15 000 years ago Through drawing we are attempting to show someone else what s in our mind Dr Rosalind Arden the paper s lead author said in a statement This capacity to reproduce figures is a uniquely human ability and a sign of cognitive ability in a similar way to writing which transformed the human species ability to store information and build a civilization Correlating art and intelligence In addition to having the children sketch researchers administered an IQ test Those with the best drawing scores often had the highest IQ scores as well Furthermore researchers tested the same children when they reached age 14 Again those whose drawing was considered best frequently had a higher intelligence However the study does note that this correlation is moderate meaning the connection between drawing skill and IQ is not strong The correlation is moderate so our findings are interesting but it does not mean that parents should worry if their child draws badly Arden said in a statement Drawing ability does not determine intelligence there are countless factors both genetic and environmental which affect intelligence in later life The ability to draw is a complex one Children have to know how to hold a pencil be observant of features others have and so forth For this reason researchers aren t completely surprised by the results Recognizing defining features enough to recreate them exemplifies an intelligent mind RELATED ARTICLES Great books for gifted kids Pesticides associated with reduced cognitive development Improve brain function with the right foods More NEWS CATEGORIES IQ

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  • You know your child's IQ score: Now what?
    Knowing their IQ can cause some children to excel while causing others to fail to meet their potential In fact many bright children feel pressured to live up to their IQ and ultimately fall short Some children are happy and proud and some children are really affected by it Joan Freeman a child psychologist who has worked with gifted kids told ABC News They begin to feel that that s all that people value them for For some children it s frightening to be gifted Whether or not you share your child s IQ score with them is up to you Take into account your son or daughter s personality and consider how the information might impact their lives Proper placement Knowing your child s level of intelligence can help you place them in the right educational programs For instance if your child is gifted you might look for magnet schools that will challenge them every day Having the score also allows you to make the case for why they should be allowed to attend such accelerated schools or programs Once you know the score plan how you want to proceed in terms of your child s academic future Find support Children with abnormal IQ scores either very high or very low face numerous academic challenges which may make you feel unsure of what to do Fortunately you can locate other parents going through the same thing Find online support groups of parents whose children have IQs similar to yours You can discuss academic programs you ve encountered tips for helping your child in school and ways to stay connected to peers No matter what your child s IQ score other parents have shared your experience RELATED ARTICLES Great books for gifted kids Pesticides associated with reduced cognitive development Improve

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  • The common habits of highly intelligent people
    behavior are more likely to achieve their dreams When a group of students was given four weeks to accomplish a set task 76 percent of students who defined their goals and shared them with others completed their given task Encouraging your kids The study s results indicate that clearly defining goals and sharing them with others helps people complete them Teach your child how to set goals that are possible to achieve Each goal should be a baby step toward an overall dream For instance if your son wants to be on time to school more often some goals might be to wake up earlier each day chat less on the way out the door or go to sleep sooner Encourage him to include you in his goal making so you can keep him accountable Read fervently Reading allows you to learn new words exercise your imagination and acquire knowledge Reading regularly improves people s ability to absorb and process information With this in mind it s no wonder geniuses like Thomas Edison and Albert Einstein read religiously Encouraging your kids Develop your kids love of reading by taking them to the library and reading to them at night Let them pick stories they enjoy whether they re in the form of a novel or a comic Never give up Perseverance may be a trait but getting up when you re kicked down can become a habit and a good one at that Edison made over 1 000 attempts at creating a functioning light bulb before it finally worked Encouraging your kids Share stories of failure and perseverance to inspire your child Remind them that accomplishing a dream takes hard work and that blunders are only hiccups in their journey RELATED ARTICLES Great books for gifted kids Pesticides associated with

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  • Study suggests regular pot smoking can lower IQ
    and 38 Then researchers compared brain tests taken before the study to those taken after the period ended The results found that the amount of marijuana a person smoked and when he or she began partaking ultimately determined how many IQ points that individual lost Researchers broke down the wide range of different pot smoking levels as such Those who never smoked had a slightly higher IQ than those who did People who smoked though only occasionally had an average of a one point IQ decrease Depending on how long they had been smoking those who used pot regularly defined as four times a week saw an average decrease in IQ score of three to five points Smokers who reported beginning in adolescence and continuing to be regular users throughout life saw the most dramatic effect an average of an eight point decrease The point decrease is a reflection of IQ scores earned prior to and after the study So if a person had an IQ of 100 at age 13 and smoked consistently thereafter his or her IQ at age 38 could possibly be as low as 92 Protecting IQ Of course the study results display an average IQ reduction Individual results are sure to vary However the study is a good indication that smoking pot regularly from a young age onward can have serious mental consequences Clearly what this study shows is that the people we need to be worried about the most are the ones that start the youngest and smoke the heaviest during their teenage years Dr Timmen Cermak an addiction psychiatrist and author of the book Marijuana What s a Parent to Believe told NBC Bay Area affiliate KNTV This information perhaps is enough for parents to use to warn their children RELATED ARTICLES Great

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  • IQ has a partner in success
    your emotional intelligence that makes you a success Goleman told Business Insider He noted that studies have shown that kids with high IQs aren t necessarily the ones getting straight As Children who work hard despite making mistakes generally sit at the top of their class Developing control Of course children don t have strong cognitive control when they re young Newborns are all impulse and they want gratification now But parents can help foster the trait as their child develops Many kids see a boost in their IQ score after going to school for some time learning new information builds a person s crystallized intelligence However cognitive control is a little trickier According to Time magazine cognitive control encompasses the ability to concentrate a function that lives in the brain s prefrontal cortex The ability to focus develops from early childhood through young adulthood While some kids naturally have a better talent for concentrating than others the skill can be improved by having children play games Challenges that require focus such as musical chairs or Simon Says exercise a person s mind Even reading can help children develop the ability to concentrate As with most skills practice makes perfect or at least it helps a person improve In addition to building focus kids can improve their cognitive control by learning to manage stress As homework piles up classes get tough and their schedule is filled students have tons of stress with which to contend You can teach your child stress management skills like taking deep breaths and writing to do lists Moreover you can help your child succeed by working on both his or her IQ and cognitive control RELATED ARTICLES Great books for gifted kids Pesticides associated with reduced cognitive development Improve brain function with the right foods

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