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Developmental: Twice Exceptional

ADHD and children who are gifted

This article by James Webb and Diane Latimer discusses ADHD in the gifted population. It explains that sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference and that oftentimes the evaluator may not be familiar with gifted/talented and so may not even consider that option. The article lists attributes of both the gifted and ADHD and tries to explain some of the key differences in the behaviors that at first seem so similar. ...

ADHD: The basics and the controversies

This article by William Dodson answers common questions about ADHD. Each answer explains related research that has been done on ADHD and discusses treatment options and their studied outcomes. Also included is a short checklist of APA criteria used in identifying the disorder. ...

Attention deficit disorders and gifted students: What do we really know?

This article summarizes the current scientific knowledge about ADD and ADHD in children and presents the issues that are related to ADHD in gifted students. In addition there is discussion about the causes, diagnosis, medical interventions and educational strategies. The article also includes recommendations for teachers and parents and directions for the future. Authored by Felice Kaufmann, M. Layne Kalbfleisch, & F. Xavier Castellanos. ...

Before Referring a Gifted Child for ADD/ADHD Evaluation

This article by Sharon Lind explains that highly gifted children are easily misdiagnosed as having attention deficit disorder (ADD or ADHD). Lind provides a valuable checklist of behaviors and charachteristics for educators to use before referring a student for testing. The checklist is designed to differentiate between confusing factors. ...

Boredom: A Surprisingly Interesting Topic

This article provides advice on intervention parents can take when their twice exceptional child complains of boredom in school. ...

Gifted children with AD/HD

This article by Deirdre Lovecky offers information about gifted children with ADHD as well as suggestions for working with schools to develop the best program for the child's needs. It highlights the difference between average children having ADHD and gifted children with it. Lovecky also explains the importance of having your child assessed by an expert who knows both the traits of ADHD and of highly gifted behavior so as not to confuse the two. ...

Gifted Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

This article by Maureen Neihart discusses the differences between gifted and non-gifted children with ADHD. The lack of intellectual challenge and little access to others with similar interests, ability, and drive are often risk factors for gifted children, contributing to social or emotional problems. Assessing ADHD in gifted children and determining what is appropriate intervention and support are also covered in the article. ...

Helping Your Young Adult with AD/HD Prepare for Independence

This article provides parents of young adults with AD/HD numerous tips on how to best prepare them for the future. ...

Highly gifted children with attention deficit disorder

This article by Deirdre Lovecky points out that there may be many reasons for a highly gifted child's inattentiveness in school, including "being so far ahead of the curriculum that the child is bored in class, being a global learner who has trouble following step-by-step lesson plans; being a child whose major interests lie outside academic areas, or having a learning disability or attention deficit disorder that is undetected." If ADD is suspected this article offers parents advice on getting a good evaluation from a clinical child psychologi ...

Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, and Intelligence

In this article, Hanna David discusses the education of gifted students who have attention deficit disorders. ...

Parenting gifted children with AD/HD

This article by Sidney Moon presents the view that gifted students with multiple exceptionalities are one of the most neglected subpopulations. The author's own son was diagnosed when he was in middle school. She shares her experiences and what leads her to believe there is neglect. ...

Educational Options: Tips for Teachers

What teachers can do to help with time management

This article, by Sandra Rief, M.A., focuses on how teachers can help AD/HD students build their organizational and time management skills. This advice can be applied to many students (2e or gifted) who face these types of challenges. ...

Parenting: Tips for Parents

Tips for Parents: ADD and the Gifted

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Dr. Paul Beljan. He offers tips on how to help a gifted child who has ADD. Most importantly, he advocates for a full assessment and a holistic approach to treatment. ...

Tips for Parents: ADHD and Giftedness: What Do Parents Need to Know?

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Megan Foley Nicpon. She provides a detailed analysis of the issues that gifted students with ADHD encounter. Parents are provided a number of suggestions for treatment. ...

Tips for Parents: Improving Social Skills in Children with ADHD

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Melanie Crawford, who provides advice on improving the social skills of children with ADHD. ...

Tips for Parents: Meeting the Diverse Needs of Twice-Exceptional Students

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Megan Foley Nicpon, who discusses a number of ways to conduct successful educational interventions and the definition of "Twice-Exceptional." ...

Tips for Parents: Meeting the Needs of Twice-Exceptional Children

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar by Meredith Warshaw who offers advice on a number of issues (i.e. assessment, schooling, siblings). ...

Tips for Parents: Parenting your Gifted Child with ADHD

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Megan Foley Nicpon, Ph.D. She discusses parenting the gifted child with ADHD, touching on key issues such as: Psychological testing, medication, and behavioral and educational interventions to consider. ...

Tips for Parents: Understanding ADHD and Learning Disabilities

This Tips for Parents article is from a seminar hosted by Melanie Crawford, Ph.D., who addresses the assesment, understanding and treatment of ADHD and learning disabilities. ...

Support Materials: Book Reviews

The Difficult Child

BOOK REVIEW (Davidson Institute) - The Difficult Child describes a parenting program developed by the author, Stanley Turecki, M.D., and his colleagues. The program is an outcome of Turecki's work with thousands of families who struggle with raising difficult children, and is based on the groundbreaking New York Longitudinal Study, which defined nine temperamental traits. The Difficult Child is a self-help book for the parents of children with difficult temperaments. ...

Talent Development: Summer Programs

Annual 2e-Friendly Summer Camp Listing (2013)

Published in the March/April 2013 issue of 2e Newsletter, this article provides a listing of good summer camps for twice-exceptional students. ...