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Revista Brasileira de Educação Especial

Print version ISSN 1413-6538On-line version ISSN 1980-5470

Abstract

MARTINS, Bárbara Amaral  and  CHACON, Miguel Claudio Moriel. High Abilities/Giftedness Characteristics in one Precocious Student: a Case Study. Rev. bras. educ. espec. [online]. 2016, vol.22, n.2, pp.189-202. ISSN 1980-5470.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S1413-65382216000200004.

Precocity is a phenomenon still little studied nationally. Thus, investigations about students who demonstrate prematurely developed skills are considered relevant in order to contribute to the growth of scientific knowledge on the subject. In this context, the objective this study was to verify whether one precocious student presented high abilities/giftedness features according to the literature, in particular those related to creativity and learning. Data were collected through observations of this student in reading and writing school situations. Interviews were conducted with his parents. Observations were recorded in field diaries, while the interviews were recorded and transcribed in full. The analysis was qualitative. The results showed the presence of high ability/giftedness characteristics in student's behavior and pointed to the need for educational care to consider and respect his peculiarities and encourage the development of his potential, but without losing sight of his needs characteristically of childhood.

Keywords : Special Education; Precocity; High Abilities; Giftedness.

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