Learning About Gifted Kids
To fully understand gifted kids, it's important to learn about what it means to be gifted, to know just what giftedness is.
Understanding the concepts can help you better understand your child and your child's needs.
Books About Twice Exceptional Children
Gifted children can have the same disorders and disabilities that other children have, ADHD, for example. However, these disorders can hide a child's giftedness and the giftedness can hide the disorder which makes identification difficult. Gifted children are also frequently misdiagnosed with disorders they don't have. These books discuss twice exceptional children -- gifted children with disabilities -- as well as the problems with misdiagnosis.
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Misdiagnosis And Dual Diagnoses Of Gifted Children And Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, OCD, Asperger's, Depression, And Other Disorders
by: James T. Webb, Edward R. Amend, Nadia E. Webb, Jean Goerss, Paul Beljan, F. Richard Olenchak, Paul Beljan, F. Richard Olenchak
Our brightest, most creative children and adults are often being misdiagnosed with behavioral and emotional disorders such as ADHD, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, Bipolar, OCD, or Asperger?s. Many receive unneeded medication and inappropriate counseling as a result. Physicians, psychologists, and counselors are unaware of characteristics of gifted children and adults that mimic pathological diagnoses. Six nationally prominent health care professionals describe ways parents and professionals can distinguish between gifted behaviors and pathological behaviors. ?These authors have brought to light a widespread and serious problem?the wasting of lives from the misdiagnosis of gifted children and adults and the inappropriate treatment that often follows.? Jack G. Wiggins, Ph. D., Former President, American Psychological Association
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Uniquely Gifted: Identifying and Meeting the Needs of the Twice-Exceptional Student
from: Avocus Pub
Teachers looking for a way to help their exceptional and gifted students can find a wealth of information in this guide to meeting these students' needs. With contributions by noted educators, teachers are offered techniques to identify these students and how to help them in the classroom.