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The article that is to be reviewed is Identification of giftedness in culturally diverse groups by Wilma Vialle in Gifted Education International 1999 Vol 13 pp 250 -257 In this article Vialle 1999 recognises the under representation of disadvantaged students in educationally gifted programs Vialle identifies the disadvantaged students as being children from non-English-speaking backgrounds indigenous children and economically disadvantaged children Vialle 1999 p250 Vialle suggests the cause of this under representation of disadvantaged students lies in the linear model approach whereby a narrow set of identification procedures usually an IQ test is used to identify gifted students who are then placed in a program that may or may not be specifically designed to meet their intellectual strengths Vialle 1999 pp 251-252 Vialles perceived resolution to neutralise these disadvantages occurring in the identification of giftedness is to use an identifying procedure that shifts from the more traditional approach of mainly IQ testing to a more diverse multi-facet approach that supports the use of Howard Gardners Multiple Intelligences TheoryGardners Multiple Intelligence Theory opposes traditional methods that view intelligence as unitary and perceives intelligence to contain seven distinct domains These domains include and can be defined as followsLinguistic Intelligence is the ability to use language to excite please convince stimulate or convey informationLogical-mathematical Intelligence is the ability to explore patterns categories and relationships by manipulating objects or symbols and to experiment in a controlled orderly waySpatial Intelligence is the ability to perceive and mentally manipulate a form or object and to perceive and create tension balance and composition in a visual or spatial displayMusical Intelligence is the ability to enjoy perform or compose a musical pieceBodily-kinesthetic intelligence is the ability to use fine and gross motor skills in sports the performing arts or arts and craft productionIntrapersonal Intelligence is the ability to gain access to and understand ones inner feelings dreams and ideas and Interpersonal Intelligence is the ability to get along and understand others Hatch
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