GT Resources

Decreasing Medical Misdiagnosis In Gifted Children

SENG Pamphlet on “Decreasing Medical Misdiagnosis In Gifted Children” The brochure is designed for medical professionals and describes common clinical traits often associated with giftedness that can be misidentified as ADHD, mood disorders, and other diagnoses.

 

Selecting a Mental Health Professional

SENG Pamphlet on "Selecting a Mental Health Professional" 

   * How do I know if my child needs a counselor or therapist?

   * How do I find an appropriate practitioner?

   * Where can I find out more about giftedness?

This publication provides some answers to these common questions, and directs you to more resources to help you make informed decisions about your child’s mental health care.

 

Accurate Assessment? Asperger's Disorder, and Other Common Misdiagnoses and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children

Many gifted children are incorrectly diagnosed as having emotional disorders. Other diagnoses are actually more common among gifted children, but are often overlooked.

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Gifted Children and Older Friends

"Play Partner" or Sure Shelter an article by by Miraca Gross

A recent Australian study compared conceptions of friendship held by average ability students, moderately gifted and highly gifted primary school students. Average ability display age-appropriate development, associating friendship with sharing of material goods, reciprocal assistance with common play interests. Gifted children, however, display friendship expectations which usually characterise children some years older, associating friendship with trust, intimacy and the sharing of deep confidences. Highly gifted children particularly seek fidelity, and friends who will accept them as they are - the "sure shelter". Read the article here.