Helping Gifted Children Soar – Book Review
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This misidentification of talent, and miscasting of creativity, is a critical reality that needs addressing! By Ruth Richards.
Counseling, Multiple Exceptionality, and Psychological Issues
Misdiagnosis and dual diagnosis of gifted children. The most common mis-diagnoses are: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Oppositional Defiant Disorder (OD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Mood Disorders such as Cyclothymic Disorder, Dysthymic Disorder, Depression, and Bi-Polar Disorder.
by James T. Webb
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, psychologist, 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.
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Don’t Throw Away the Old Binet
The Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale (Form L-M) is the only measurement tool we have that can adequately assess extraordinarily gifted children; yet, it is in danger of extinction. By Dr. Linda Silverman and Kathi Kearney.
Is My Child Gifted?
There are many forms of giftedness. According to the National Association for Gifted Children, a gifted student “shows, or has the potential for showing, an exceptional level of performance in one or more areas of expression.” How to test gifted children.
Using Bloom’s Taxonomy, this site helps you understand how to create a learning environment that will engage your gifted child in higher level thinking, creative thinking, problem solving and research.
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A short list of behaviors that may indicate your child is gifted. Useful if you prefer not to test, but might like to know if your child is very bright.
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Center for Talented Youth: Diagnostic and Counseling Center
John Hopkin University. Provides individualized assessments and consultations for students in pre-kindergarten through college. Our goal is to help families develop education plans for students on the basis of their demonstrated abilities, knowledge, and interests.
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