Child Prodigies: A Distinctive Form of Giftedness1

  title={Child Prodigies: A Distinctive Form of Giftedness1},
  author={David Feldman},
  journal={Gifted Child Quarterly},
  pages={188 - 193}
  • D. Feldman
  • Published 1 October 1993
  • Psychology
  • Gifted Child Quarterly
The basic premise of this article is that the child prodigy is a distinct form of giftedness which must be understood on its own terms. In contrast with the child of great general ability, the prodigy tends to have a more focused, specialized, and domain-specific form of giftedness. Studies of prodigies have contributed to changing theories about the nature of giftedness (e.g., from single to multiple) and will likely continue to do so. Along with the related phenomenon of savant syndrome, the… 

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