A child may not be gifted all the time. Giftedness can be manifested in observable behavior only when a child is provided with stimulating context. Gifted traits can exists in varied domains of human personality, such as, cognitive, social, emotional and physical etc. Identification of gifted children is not a static state. It is a dynamic process which is defined by the constantly changing paradigm of social needs and individual needs.
Potentially gifted children need both, cognitive and emotional scaffolding to realize their potentials and gifts. Gifted children have significantly different learning needs as compared to their age group. A stimulating, challenging and emotionally secure learning environment is important to meet the learning needs of gifted children. A gifted child may have highly advanced cognitive needs, but, may have normal physical/social and other needs, typical to their age group.