Gifted Child
(Birth to Age 2)
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1. Did your child recognize caregivers within a few months of birth?
2. Did your child smile and use other facial expressions at an earlier age than expected?
3. Was your child unusually alert as an infant?
4. Does your child have a high energy level (but not hyperactive) and is he/she very active?
5. Does your child require less sleep than expected without being sleepy or irritable?
6. Did your child have an early interest in books (paid attention when read to by 6 months, turned pages by 1 year)?
7. Is your child interested in computers?
8. Did your child enjoy playing with shape sorters by about 11 months?
9. Could your child sit still and enjoy TV programs like Sesame Street at about 1 year old?
10. Did your child have favorite TV shows, movies, or DVDs by age 1?
11. Did your child use two word phrases by 14 months?
12. Did your child understand instructions by 18 months?
13. Did your child pronounce, use, and understand many words by 18 months?
14. Did your child enjoy puzzles by age 2?
15. Did your child show interest in time by age 2?
16. Did your child have a long attention span (in areas of interest) by age 2?
17. Did your child recognize numbers and count to 10 by age 2?
18. Did your child recognize many letters by age 2?
19. Did your child identify many colors by age 2?
20. Did your child read their first word by age 2?
21. Did your child form 3 word sentences by age 2?

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