SINGAPORE – Her pre-schools are named Growing Up Gifted (GUG), but Mrs Deanne Chong-Duffield takes a different approach to the idea of giftedness. For one thing, she is firmly against intelligence tests at a young age.

“An IQ test is like a photograph. You take a picture, and you’re set. But you’re literally still evolving and growing at such a fast pace,” said the founder of two GUG pre-schools in Thomson and Tampines.

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