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Famous Gifted People
Transcript of Famous Gifted People
Gifted individuals are those who demonstrate outstanding levels of aptitude or competence in one or more domains. Domains include any structured area of activiitiy with its own symbol system and/or set of sensorimotor skills.
He had an extraordinary capacity to think spatially, to create, perform, and to improve on everything. Disney was able to come up with novel ideas using pictures to the exclusion of linear thinking language.
Famous Gifted People
By: Jennifer Wiley
Bill was a voraciouos reader as a
child. He blossomed in nearly all subjects, excelling in math and science. Bill scored 1590 out of 1600 in the college SAT test. Bill is now the CEO
of Microsoft and self-made billionaire.
Twice exceptional, Robin Williams was
gifted and had ADHD. His intensity, sensitivity,
and search for meaning of life is a characteristic of many gifted people.
His movies "Dead Poets Society" and "Good
Will Hunting" portrayed the social and emotional needs and conflicts of gifted and talented people.
Robin battled with addiction and depression throughout his life and he lost this internal battle to suicide in 2014.
Einstein had difficulty with social
interactions, had tactile sensitivity, was
very intelligent, and had difficultly learning in
school. Many of his difficulties may have been
because accomodations for children with autism did not exist in his time.
HIs greatest achievements include his proposal of the special theory of relativity, his concept of rest energy through his famous equation, and
was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921.
These are just a few of the many famous, talented and gifted people that have influenced our world. They are proof to our young gifted students that they can do anything.
These are just a few of the many gifted and talented people who have enriched the world we live in. They are proof to our young gifted students, that they too have a bigger purpose and can do anything.
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*Graham, Morris, PhD. Brain World Magazine. Walt Disney's Visual Spatial Giftedness. (July 17, 2012) http://brainworldmagazine.com/walt-disneys-visual-spacial-giftedness/
*Sullivan, Walter. NY Times Magazine. Einstein Revealed as Brilliant in Youth. (February 1984). http://www.nytimes.com/1984/02/14/science/einstein-revealed-as-brilliant-in-youth.html?pagewanted=all
*Academy of Achievement http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/printmember/gat0bio-1
*BioChannel, YouTube. Walt Disney (Sept.2012), Albert Einstein (Jan. 2016), Bill Gates (Sept. 2012)
*Movie Montage, YouTube. Remembering Robin Williams (Aug.2014)