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Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults (Home Study CE Course)

$55.00

Some of our brightest, most creative children and adults are misdiagnosed as having behavioral or emotional disorders such as ADD/ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or Asperger’s Disorder. Many of them are receiving unneeded medications and/or inappropriate counseling.

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Author(s): James T. Webb, PhD; Edward A. Amend, PsyD; Nadia E. Webb, PsyD; Jean Goerss, MD, MPH; Paul Beljan, PsyD; F. Rich Olenchak, PhD

Some of our brightest, most creative children and adults are misdiagnosed as having behavioral or emotional disorders such as ADD/ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or Asperger’s Disorder. Many of them are receiving unneeded medications and/or inappropriate counseling. (About the book)

Upon completing this home study course, you will be able to:

  1. Describe how some gifted children are misdiagnosed
  2. Describe how some gifted children are missed-diagnosed or not diagnosed when they have an actual psychiatric disorder
  3. Explain why parents, teachers, and physicians might misinterpret characteristics of the gifted as abnormal or pathological
  4. Predict which gifted might be incorrectly prescribed psychotropic medication
  5. List the major characteristics of giftedness
  6. Demonstrate how the family can play a helpful role in a gifted child’s adjustment to a mismatch with their environment/school

Course fee does not include the book, which is available from Great Potential Press.

CEs: 6
Accredited by: American Psychological Association
Exam details: 40 multiple choice and true/false questions

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