Gifted Children

We connect experts, organizations, teachers and parents in order to better understanding gifted children and to be able to provide meaningful support.

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Who We Support

Gifted children have a different way of thinking. They’re always thinking. They’re inventive. They can also be annoyingly logical and stubborn, critical and self-critical, as well as oversensitive. Some are able to create complex, precise sentences, while others might speak very little for fear of saying something inaccurate. From an early age, they are interested in letters, numbers, space, forms of government, electricity or the meaning of life. Many of them want to know the essence of things (solving problems, …), to the tiniest detail. They have an excellent memory, they like experiments and they are great abstract thinkers. They have remarkable intellectual skills and a vivid imagination.

However, they can seem too eager to get new information. They never stop asking curious questions. Their games can be too complicated or puzzling. Their perfectionism can lead to anxiety or adjustment difficulties. They often feel under a lot of stress, have trouble making friends and working with their teachers. Sometimes, not even their own parents understand them very well. Gifted children often choose to suppress their talents. This can lead to withdrawal, feelings of frustration and social isolation.

Who are gifted children?

1,325,000

children in Czechia

200,000

gifted children

33%

with specific issues

What We Want

We would like gifted kids to grow up in an environment that offers a sufficient amount of space, understanding, support and inspiration in their overall personal, intellectual and cultural development. We would like them to be able to tackle problems and to find assistance and specific care in times of need.

In order to better understand and support gifted kids, we first need to have information, yet even experts lack data in this field. That is why we compile the latest research and practices in the Czech Republic and abroad. We would like to share this information with teachers, parents, school psychologists, pediatricians, psychotherapists and psychiatrists. By learning together, we would like to achieve social change. We believe that the psychosocial well-being of gifted children and people around them is a key value for the entire society.

Who We Work With

We are working towards social change and we can’t do it on our own. We are grateful for the support and expertise of the following professionals.

Mgr. Daniela Alexová

Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague

Mgr. František Berka

Sporting Youth Foundation

Ing. Tomáš Blumenstein

Mensa Czech Republic

Ing. Jeanne Bočková, MBA

Center for Talented Minds

Ing. Kamila Dvořáková, M.A., PhD.

National Institute of Mental Health

Mgr. Naďa Eretová

Wolters Kluwer ČR

Mgr. Anna Fučíková Ph.D.

Faculty of Mathematics and Physics and Institute of Physics CAS

MUDr. Michal Goetz, PhD.

Department of Paediatric Psychiatry, Motol University Hospital

doc. PhDr. Jana Marie Havigerová, Ph.D.

Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University

Martin Herman, M. A.

American Fund of Czech and Slovak Leadership Studies (AFCSLS)

Mgr. Irena Hošková

National Institute for Further Education

Mgr. Kateřina Chábová, BBA.

Czech Association of Science Centers

Martina Kaděrová

EDUin, o.p.s.

Doc. MgA. Petr Koliha

Déčko – Czech TV

Mgr. et Mgr. Martin Konečný

Association for Talent and Giftedness

MUDr. František Koukolík DrSc., FCMA.

Thomayer Hospital in Prague

Mgr. Markéta Kůtková

special teacher

prof. RNDr. Josef Molnár, CSc.

Faculty of Science, Palacky University Olomouc

Mgr. Monika Mrázová

Déčko – Czech TV

Mgr. Petr Naske

Union of ICT School Teachers and Specialists

Ing. Zuzana Poláková, ACCA

Mensa Czech Republic

PhDr. Věra Olšáková

Academic School, Kindergarten and elementary school, Ltd.

doc. PhDr. Šárka Portešová, Ph.D.

Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University

PaedDr. Jiří Rozehnal

Faculty of Science, University of Ostrava

Marie Salomonová, MSci

NGO Nevypusť duši

Mgr. Simona Šedá

National Institute for Education

doc. PaedDr. Jana Škrabánková, Ph.D.

Faculty of Science, University of Ostrava

Mgr. Andrea Štefáčková

Qiido Foundation

Ing. Kateřina Venclová

Freelance Lecturer

Mgr. Vlastimil Volák

Czech Association of Science Centers

PhDr. Eva Vondráková

Association for Talent and Giftedness

PhDr. Petr Winkler

National Institute of Mental Health

Abous us

The RSJ Foundation helps outside-the-box projects. We work with organizations and initiatives that have a good way record and bring a fresh approach to issues in their field. We support organizations in education, science and research, focusing on the education and healthy biopsychosocial development in children. We also support academic excellence, especially in mathematics, informatics and economics.

We help to raise awareness on mental health care in children and youth. We support education among professionals and the public, new educational materials and activities that bridge specific issues and help relevant information access new places. We are looking for comprehensive solutions that can be implemented in practice. Long-term projects with a broad social impact are given financial, mentoring and media support.

If you need a fresh impetus for your project, would like to join forces with us or want to know more about what we do, please get in touch.

RSJ Foundation

Headquarter: Na Florenci 2116/15, 110 00 Praha 1
Office: Klimentská 1246/1, 110 00 Praha 1

+420 242 451 061
foundation@rsj.com
www.nadacersj.cz

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