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Gifted children who are appropriately challenged rarely have trouble paying attention in class. Unfortunately, it can be extremely difficult to convince a teacher that the cause of a child’s lack of attention in class is the result of too little challenge rather than too much. Children with learning and attention issues can also be extraordinarily gifted. Here’s a look at some of the special challenges these kids face. Explore our back-to-school resources to better prepare and build important relationships.
Many gifted children struggle with attention problemsand organization skills because they can be abstract thinkers and get bored easily. Education experts have found that it’s more common for boys to be disorganized and distracted. Fortunately, there are tips and toolsyou can use to help your struggling gifted student — boy or girl.
Gifted children often find age-appropriate lesson plans boring because their cognitive skills may extend well beyond the schoolwork and lessons contained in those plans. I am only a child, and I would love to research more about being gifted. I am curious as to how people that aren’t gifted think, and how different my life would be if I wasn’t gifted.
I am HIGHLY GIFTED, so some of my traits are stronger than other gifted people’s traits are, because I am extremely gifted. Hollingworth (1942) and O’Shea (1960) have suggested that problems of communication, starting in the preschool years, may be one root cause of the highly gifted child’s involuntary isolation. A 3-year-old who expresses abstract ideas using the vocabulary of the average 6.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Traits such as intensity, impatience, sensitivity, and high energy are common in children with ADHD, as well as in gifted children. Some gifted children do have ADHD, but many do not. They are at a different developmental level than other children.
A child with a poor short-term memory or with problems in attention may have the same traits as a college student, or as a working adult. These children may continue to. Without schoolwork that meets their cognitive needs, gifted children with ADHD find it hard to sustain attention and often develop poor work habits.
On the other hand, some gifted students avoid 2e students because of their lack of organizational skills and social skills. Often in highly gifted children the problem is missed because the child can concentrate so well on some tasks; because they are so bright, and the school program so undemanding, many can succeed in school through the upper elementary years, only to start to have difficulty with the increased workload, and greater focus on writing skills in.
List of related literature:
|from Supporting Inclusive Practice|
|from Parenthood in America: An Encyclopedia|
|from Living with Intensity: Understanding the Sensitivity, Excitability, and Emotional Development of Gifted Children, Adolescents, and Adults|
|from 21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook|
|from Encyclopedia of Educational Leadership and Administration|
|from International Handbook of Giftedness and Talent|
|from A Parent’s Guide to Gifted Children|
|from Different Minds: Gifted Children with AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and Other Learning Deficits|
|from Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness and Human Strengths|
|from Encyclopedia of Human Behavior|