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.

It is important that gifted children who have ADHD are provided with learning opportunities that are interesting and challenging for them. It is also important that they have support for their ADHD as well as ADHD symptoms can make learning and school challenging for these children, despite their high intelligence.

Recommended Books

The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Children: What do we know? / Edited by Maureen Neihart et al.

The misdiagnosis / dual diagnosis of gifted youth and adults (2005): http://www.davidsongifted.org/db/Articles_id_10308.aspx

An excellent book on giftedness and emotional/self-regulation:

Mellow Out,” They Say. If I Only Could – Intensities and Sensitivities of the Young and Bright / Michael M. Piechowski

A link to an article on gifted youth with slower processing speed: http://www.davidsongifted.org/db/Articles_print_id_10782.aspx

 

1.       Giftedness and ADHD

 

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. 

 

It is important that gifted children who have ADHD are provided with learning opportunities that are interesting and challenging for them.  It is also important that they have support for their ADHD as well, as ADHD symptoms can make learning and school challenging for these children, despite their high intelligence. 

 

This section provides information to help you parent a gifted child with ADHD. 

 

1.       Giftedness and ADHD

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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.

It is important that gifted children who have ADHD are provided with learning opportunities that are interesting and challenging for them. It is also important that they have support for their ADHD as well, as ADHD symptoms can make learning and school challenging for these children, despite their high intelligence.

This section provides information to help you parent a gifted child with ADHD.

• Keep all 6 resources for now.