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Developmental advantage

If a child is on a more advanced level in a certain skill or ability than the rest of their age group, this is referred to as a developmental advantage. An advantage in intellectual development is frequently assumed to be the case with gifted people‘s development. In the developmental advantage approach, a person’s giftedness is equated with their being more advanced in years in a certain area of knowledge—regardless of their intelligence.

The authors Nicole Miceli and Anne-Kathrin Stiller have developed this glossary together with the Fachportal Team. The glossary was translated by Daniel Shatwell and edited by Lisa Trierweiler.