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Childhood

Some of my clients that I work with in my private practice have difficultly forming healthy relationships. These difficulties are the result of how their parents interacted with them when they were young. It’s not their fault that they struggle, but it is their responsibility to fix the problem. The topic I am exploring today is […] Continue Reading

Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Alex Russell, discusses some of the possible reasons that an increasing number of children are experiencing anxiety in this valuable TedxTalk. Dr. Russell's research shows how parents can help children their children become more resilient emotionally balanced individuals […] Continue Reading

Teachers are responsible for teaching children with a wide range of intellectual abilities in the classroom. Teachers therefore generally direct their efforts towards reaching children with average abilities, with the expectation that gifted children will not need special attention. Gifted children are not always well received in the classroom because they may question the teacher […] Continue Reading

By definition, a gifted child’s intellectual development is advanced in one or more areas.  This means a gifted child requires special attention in the classroom in order to develop optimally at his or her own pace. The term “asynchronous development” accurately describes a gifted child’s development. Gifted children are qualitatively different from their peers. They […] Continue Reading

High academic achievement in a school classroom setting is the most common way to identify gifted children.  However, there are gifted children who are not high achievers, and these children often get overlooked. Giftedness, by definition, means that an individual’s intellectual abilities are in the top 2.5% to 3% of the population when measured by […] Continue Reading

Intellectual giftedness is most often discovered in childhood because children are constantly in environments where their developmental advancement is being assessed and their educational progress is being monitored. “Giftedness,” when assessed by a psychologist, means that an individual’s intellectual abilities are  in the top 2.5% or 3.0% of the population when measured using a standard […] Continue Reading

Gifted children possess several social and emotional characteristics that are sometimes mistaken for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) by professionals who may not fully understand what it means to be "gifted." A misdiagnosis of ADHD can often be tied to situational factors. For example, consider a gifted child that spends a great deal of their regular […] Continue Reading

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