Rhode Island Mensa's
Fact sheet for parents of gifted children
In March of 2007 IMprint, the Newsletter of Northern New Jersey Mensa,
published an article by Kathe Oliver entitled Giftedness and Children.
To read this article, please click here.
American Mensa offers a variety of activities for its members,
many of which are suitable for gifted children (GC). Parents are encouraged to attend all
activities and to organize appropriate events which will appeal to their child's age
group, intellectual and emotional needs, and other gifted children in the group, If you or
your child choose to sponsor an event, we encourage you to plan ahead so your event can be
listed in the monthly calendar.
Many parents ask how they can have their child tested. Mensa does
not test anyone under the age of 14 (fourteen), but, children as young as 4 (four) can
join. If he/she is currently enrolled in classes for the gifted or advanced placement,
chances are good they have been tested by their school district. Usually, test scores can
be obtained by you for the purpose of qualifying for Mensa through "prior
Special Interest Groups (SIGS)
Currently there are over 170 SIGS open to members of Mensa. Many
are suitable for GC. Subscription fees vary, but are generally modest. Parents are
encouraged to participate in the selection of SIGS for their child.
To contact American Mensa:
American Mensa, Ltd.
1229 Corporate Dr. West
Arlington, TX 76006-6103
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