I.Q. 160-179 Exceptionally Gifted 180+ Profoundly Gifted?

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Exceptionally & Profoundly Gifted SIG, an offical SIG of American Mensa, Ltd.
Currently dues paid and dues lapsed Mensa members are eligible for membership in the group. Members of Triple9 and Prometheus Society will also be considered.

Closed Group TO JOIN FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS HERE: Membership in this closed group is free and by approval of Mark Siegmund, the Group Moderator.

If you are a member of a high-IQ group (i.e., Mensa- lapsed & dues paid Mensa members , Triple9, or Prometheus Society), please contact Mark by email at mark.siegmund@member.mensa.org with information/details/membership proof, regarding your high-IQ membership(s). Thanks

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Group Description The Exceptionally and Profoundly Gifted SIG (EPGSig)......a fellowship of passionately curious persons, is an official SIG of American Mensa, Ltd., is open to all American Mensa members (dues paid and lapsed dues members) additionally, members of Triple9 and Prometheus Society may be considered.

The purposes of EPGSIG are several:

1. To provide a "meeting place" for members to share and explore experiences, ideas and concerns that are considered as somewhat unique to the Exceptionally and Profoundly Gifted.

2. To find ways to support programs and research for Exceptionally and/or Profoundly Gifted children, youth and adults.

3. To develop plans and activities that are supportive of intelligence research for the Exceptionally and Profoundly Gifted.

(*Exceptionally Gifted defined as an IQ of 160-179 Stanford Binet L-M, and Profoundly Gifted defined as an IQ of 180+ on the Stanford Binet L-M.)

Membership in the group is free and by approval of Mark Siegmund, the Group Moderator. If you are a member of a high-IQ group (i.e., Mensa- lapsed & dues paid Mensa members , Triple9, or Prometheus Society), please contact Mark by email at mark.siegmund@member.mensa.org with information/details/membership proof, regarding your high-IQ membership(s). Thanks

In summary: Send evidence/proof of your membership in one or more of the groups mentioned, to mark.siegmund@member.mensa.org

Members of this SIG should also be proficient in English.

Thank you!

Send me proof/evidence of membership to:

Mark.Siegmund@member.mensa.org

Please contact me if you are interested in this topic....

I had the great pleasure of reading a series of 4 articles on/about the gifted in the Mensa Research Journal (Vol. 41, No.1 Winter 2009).

Dr. Miraca Gross, author of these articles, is the Mensa Education and Research Foundation 2008 Lifetiime Achievement award winner.

While all are fascinating, I was especially drawn to her, "Nuturing the talents of exceptionally gifted individuals". So much of the article mirrored and touched upon my experiences and challenges as a gifted youth.

On page 15, she writes, "Employing the lexicon of special education, intellectually gifted children can be classified as moderately, highly, exceptionally or profoundly gifted (Webb, Meckstroth and Tolan, 1983; Kline and Meckstroth. 1985; Gross, 1992). Levels of intellectual giftedness, as defined by IQ ranges, may be classified as follows:

Moderately gifted 130-144

Highly gifted 145-159

Exceptionally gifted 160-179

Profoundly gifted 180+...

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Dr. Gross continues, "Exceptionally gifted children comprise a population characterized by their scarcity. The incidence of children scoring at or above IQ 160 on the Stanford -Binet Intelligence Scale (L-M), as predicted by the statistical tables, lies somewhere between 1 iin 10,000 and 1 in 30,000 (Marland, 1972), while children scoring above IQ 180 are fewer than one in one million."

I became a Mensa member more than 40 years ago...and remain thrilled and honored to be in such brilliant and outstanding company.

Thanks, Mark Siegmund

Mensa Life Member

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Mark.Siegmund@member.mensa.org

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Exceptionally/Profoundly Gifted links

Hoagie's Gifted Education Page
many, many, useful resources
Davidson Institute for Talent Development
Welcome to the Davidson Institute We are a national nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting profoundly gifted students under 18.
Texas Parents of the Profoundly Gifted
Support for our brightest minds and their families

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Dedicated to the Exceptionally and Profoundly Gifted Everywhere

Here is the book cover of Dr. Gross', "Exceptionally Gifted Children"

This website is dedicated to the Exceptionally and Profoundly Gifted Everywhere

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Exceptionally and Profoundly Gifted Links

Exceptionally Gifted Children ...by Dr. Miraca Gross
A review on Amazon of this wonderful book...
Exceptionally & Profoundly Gifted SIG, an offical SIG of American Mensa, Ltd.
Currently dues paid and dues lapsed Mensa members are eligible for membership in the group