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Health Care Providers Know Little About Gifted Children

Health Care Providers Know Little About Gifted Children Authors: Jean Goerss, M.D; Rick Clouse, M.D; and James Webb, Ph.D. Citation: From National Psychologist. 16(2), 12. Reprinted with permission.   Because giftedness is rare, professionals who help children are...

Counseling, Multiple Exceptionality, and Psychological Issues

Counseling, Multiple Exceptionality, and Psychological Issues By Edward R. Amend As a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in giftedness, I read my colleague Jim Webb's paper with much interest. I, too, am concerned about the too frequent mis-diagnosis and...

Educational Testing

by Richard Olenchak Despite increased political activism surrounding services and support for gifted and talented students at the state and national levels, one must wonder if the current test-driven mentality that has swept the United States is gifted-friendly....

Biblio and Film Therapy

by Edward R. Amend "My child just doesn’t seem motivated! What can I do to help him see that he is wasting opportunities?" As a psychologist, I hear this presenting concern quite frequently from parents of gifted children. It always reminds me of something I was told...

Misdiagnosis

by Ruth Carlstrom The many faces of the gifted, to borrow the theme of the 2003 SENG Conference, can cause what has been labeled a modern tragedy. Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults is a book, hot off the press, which addresses this. The...

Mental Health Care

by Nadia Webb Yesterday the parents of a profoundly gifted boy told me that I had spent more time talking with them than with the prior three specialists they had seen combined. We had just crossed the 90-minute mark when they said this. By the end of the two-day...

Asynchronous Development

Asynchronous Development by Jean Goerss “I don’t want to be gifted, Mom! I hate school!” cried my son after a particularly hard day. What makes a child want to deny who he is? “He has to learn to deal with all kinds of people and situations eventually. You are being...

Parenting Twice-Exceptional Children

by Dina Brulles Nothing has ever been easy with David. Nothing. Ever. David is a nice kid. He is smart and quiet. He blends in well enough that not many people, including teachers, notice the learning difficulties he has. He does not usually draw attention to himself;...

Making Sense of IQ

by Nadia Webb IQ tests measure a broad range of problem solving skills. The scores are fairly useful in predicting academic and job performance, as well as physical health and income. However, IQ tests are intrinsically incomplete. “The number” leaves out intellectual...

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