American Academy of Pediatrics

December 20, 2011

James T. Webb, PhD, ABPP-CL
Marianne Kuzujanakis, MD, MPH
Rosina M. Gallagher, PhD, NCSP
Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)
P.O. Box 488
Poughquag, NY 12570

Dear Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted,

Your letter to Drs Block and McInerny was forwarded to me. Thank you for sharing your feedback in relation to the recently published statement “ADHD: Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity in Children and Adolescents.” The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) appreciates your comments and we have shared your letter and suggested references with the Subcommittee on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and the Steering Committee on Quality Improvement and Management, authors of the statement. They will consider this feedback in the next revision of the ADHD guideline.

In addition, we will consider publishing an article on this topic in our monthly newspaper, AAP News, and will propose a session on gifted children in the competitive selection process for the AAP National Conference and Exhibition, our major continuing medical education event.

We appreciate SENG’s dedication to supporting the health and well-being of all children.


Linda B. Paul, MPH
Manager, Section on Development and Behavioral Pediatrics
Division of Development Pediatrics and Preventive Services

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