Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Gifted Children and Brain Disorders

Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children and Adults

I just checked out this site on advocating for the gifted, SENG, and of course one of the best books on the subjects (that I own) is on the front page. Written by doctors on their board. Not only is it good for parents of gifted children, but it also is one of the most comprehensive books on every brain related diagnosis there is. Especially good for comparing when a child borders between them or dual-diagnosis may be in the works. I strongly recommend this book for all teachers and caregivers. As well, parents of gifted children and those with brain disorders such as ADHD, Aspergers, bi-polar, OCD and depression will find a WEALTH of information. Often the gifted have accompanying brain issues, or act similarly due to boredom, frustration, or being misunderstood. 

This book is probably available through your local library. It is also available through the SENG website, or you can view/purchase through Amazon to the right.

SENG is the organization Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted. It is for children and adults. They have a newsletter and excellent information.

TAGS: gifted children, ADHD, teaching, special needs, special education, duel diagnosis, brain disorders, childcare, daycare, pre-k, preschool



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