Some children who have ADHD are also intellectually gifted. These children often have specific challenges with learning and social interactions that other gifted children may not experience.
Giftedness and ADHD
This article by Maureen Neihart, the differences between gifted children who have ADHD and gifted children who do not have ADHD are discribed. Maureen also stresses the importance of supporting gifted children who have ADHD both in providing an appropriate academic environment, and also with supporting them with their social and emotional development.
This article by Dr. Deirdre Lovecky, looks at the differences between gifted children with ADHD and the average child who has been diagnosed with ADHD. Dr. Lovecky looks at many different areas where there are differences and how misdiagnosis can occur as a result.
This article by Sidney Moon presents the view that gifted students with multiple exceptionalities are one of the most neglected sub-populations. 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.
ADHD…And Gifted? Twice-Exceptional Students.
This brief article describes specific characteristics of gifted students with ADHD. Suggestions for how to support these students are also provided.
In this article, Dr. Nadeau describes the characteristics of some students who have ADHD and above average intelligence. She also discusses the risks of overlooking ADHD in gifted students and how these individuals may not show impairment until they are in a post-secondary setting with increased demands for academic performance and personal independence.