Gift: A notable capacity, talent, or endowment; something voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation; the act, right, or power of giving.
Gifted: Having great natural ability : talented ; revealing a special gift.
Talent: A special ability that allows someone to do something well; a person or group of people with a special ability to do something well; a talented person or group.
Disable: to cause (something) to be unable to work in the normal way; to make (someone) unable to do something (such as use part of the body) in the usual way.
Disabled: a condition (such as an illness or an injury) that damages or limits a person’s physical or mental abilities; the condition of being unable to do things in the normal way : the condition of being disabled.
As our children enter our current system of education they are tested to determine their level of educational ability. Any child that does not “fit” into the “normed” range of ability is then placed on the “disability” track. There does not have to be any evidence of physical or psychological abnormality since children can receive educational services under 504 for having an “intellectual disability”, “significantly subaverage general intellectual functioning, existing concurrently [at the same time] with deficits in adaptive behavior and manifested during the developmental period, that adversely affects a child’s educational performance.” (NICHCY)
We must change our current system of education to discover, develop, and direct the gifts and talents of all children.
As soon as any child enters our free and public system of education, every adult in their school community must look for and recognize the notable capacity, talent, or endowment of our children that will reveal their great gift allowing them to do something well.
Discovering what our children can do well and then developing that talent will instill the pride of accomplishment that directs their future towards being an involved, active, knowledgeable citizen of these United States.
Our children deserve to be appreciated for their gifts and talents. Our children deserve to experience the joy of success.
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