Socialization in gifted children after covid-19 pandemic
Paper presentation186Martina Brazzolotto and Sara Gasparato, University of Bologna, Italy
Central AmericaFri 10:30 - 12:00
Our study investigated socialization in gifted children, after the covid-19 pandemic, to understand how can affect school and social inclusion. If before the pandemic the socialization of gifted children was compromised mainly due to their asynchronous development (Columbus group, 1991; Cross, 2015;), during the pandemic socialization was penalized by isolation, the decrease in interactions and the conflict experienced in the family (Aboud, 2021; Türksoy & Karabulut, 2020). In the study, we created an online questionnaire based on some items from the ICF-CY (2007), that it was compiled by 21 parents of gifted children. The results show that gifted children, after the pandemic, struggle to express emotions; furthermore, there would be a renewed tendency towards isolation during conflict management; constant derision by peers for the special interests of the gifted. The covid-19 pandemic has hindered the socialization of gifted children, especially in the school context. The implications for teaching are discussed.
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_PARENTS, _RESEARCHERS, _TEACHERS, gifted children, social skills