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I'd like to know if the behaviours of my three year old indicate she is gifted or just clever.
She is extremely outgoing and funny. She talks ALL the time. She can read books, I've used the Oxford reading tree books to gauge her level and she is reading level 8 and 9 books. She has been able to  write her name for a year  and has taught herself to write other words. She sits and practices words and writes little notes to me which are normally accompanied with a cute drawing of her! She memorises movies and reenacts them at her will. She can count to 50 I think and she can arrange numbers1-25 in order smallest to largest. She has a great memory for details in everyday life! She knows her colours her shapes, days of the week, months or the year. She has started learning about the time and can recognise the o'clock and half past the hour.  There have been lots of things she has done which I though was clever for her age. But this the short version. Thanks for your time

Thank you for your patience. Some questions have been misdirected and I just received them. I am going to refer you to 2 previous answers which are similar and contain resources from which you can get more information. One is at 12/18/2012 "Is my three year old gifted?". The other is dated 2/18/2012 "10-month old very interested in books."

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Faith A. Coleman MD


No questions are off-limits. My strengths are understanding what questioners are really trying to ask, knowing the right questions to get to useful answers, and putting complicated, subject-specific words and concepts into language accessible to lay-persons. The topic is fascinating and can be surprising, the opposite of what might logically seem expected of giftedness. I am skilled in identifying giftedness at any age, including very early in life.


Children constitute about one-third of the patients in a Family Medicine practice. I was Director of Children's and Women's Public Health Education Programs with the Northeast Texas Public Health District. I have two highly gifted children, one of whom attended Roeper School, listed first in this site's Sponsored Links. I was the health expert for Roeper's board of directors; I maintain contacts there. I'm on the board of directors of several organizations of which I'm a member. I spent a summer as the Medical Director of a camp for kids with ADD, ADHD, and psychiatric disorders. Editor, Medical Economics Publishing Co. licensure to teach K-12 in Oklahoma, with added qualification in Journalism

Champions for Children: Advocacy, resources, quality assessment, for early childhood daycare (Board of Directors). American Academy of Family Physicians. Michigan Academy of Family Physicians Society of Teachers of Family Medicine. READ: Advocacy, education, resources for teaching and encouraging literacy in adults. East Texas Network for Children (Planning Board).

Journals: Medical Economics, Contemporary OB/Gyn, Diagnostic Medicine. Albuquerque Journal Daily, Tyler Daily News, New Mexico Daily Lobo, New Citizen Weekly, Alpena News, daily.

BA, Journalism MD University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Internship, Detroit Medical Center. Family Practice Residency, Top-100 Hospital - Beaumont. Clinical Faculty appointments to three medical schools. Faculty, Family Practice Residency, Detroit area.

Awards and Honors
Two official commendations awarded by United States Army for service and contributions to young soldiers and families. Publishing Internship, Medical Economics Publishing Company. Research Internship, Hastings Institute of Society, Ethics, and the Life Sciences. Woman Medical Student of the Year. Numerous others.

Past/Present Clients
As above in experiences, publications and awards. Many thousands of patient/family encounters.

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