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The concept of giftedness has evolved from one of general intellectual aptitude to a more broad view that embraces multiple intelligences. Genetics creates gifted individuals that are "at promise" for specific abilities, but the environment surrounding the child can either accelerate or retard the development of that promise into talent (Gardner, 1983). The Marland (1972) definition of giftedness establishes the domains that schools are tasked with identifying and developing: general academic, creativity, visual/performing, kinesthetic/psychomotor, and leadership.