Being a parent of a profoundly gifted child can be stressful. You have to cope with constant questioning all day long, unusual behavior that is difficult to understand, and negative comments from other people, including relatives.
Gifted children can be argumentative and/or manipulative. Even though a child might be able to present a logical or convincing argument, they still need boundaries and discipline around their behaviour else they learn that these undesirable behaviours get them what they want.
Gifted children tend to be very strong-willed and determined. They may become very frustrated when they are prevented from doing something that they want to do. This determination means that your child is less likely to follow others and more likely to be a leader.
Interestingly, what appears to be immature behavior is a sign that giftedness is present: Gifted kids experience an emotional depth that causes them to act out in ways that typical kids usually don’t.
Gifted children like to organize things into complex structures. They tend to be perfectionists and idealists. They can get upset when others do not go agree with them. This may be thought to be obsessive-compulsive disorder or obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.
The vast majority of children are not gifted. Only 2 to 5 percent of kids fit the bill, by various estimates. Of those, only one in 100 is considered highly gifted. Prodigies (those wunderkinds who read at 2 and go to college at 10) are rarer still — like one to two in a million.
Gifted Assessments may include the following:
Intellectual testing: Measures levels of cognitive skills and aspects of functioning in several areas such as verbal and nonverbal ability, fluid reasoning, knowledge, quantitative reasoning, visual-spatial reasoning, and working memory.
Yes, it can be. Some gifted children are mistakenly suspected of having ADHD, autism, or another condition with behavioral elements. Along with other gifted characteristics, many gifted children have sensory sensitivities.
At a basic level, children are classified as gifted if they demonstrate a high degree of intellectual ability(ies). Typically, identification can be done through a combination of gifted tests and assessments.
2) Overexcitabilities. The gifted child can have many over excitabilities that make it hard for the child to adjust to everyday situations. A gifted child who is overactive and competitive might seem like a child who has ADHD. The parent struggles to keep up with the need for activity at all hours of the day.
Emotional Sensitivity: Often gifted children are high sensitive emotionally, and may have more difficulty regulating emotions, and be more vulnerable to anxiety and depression. Treating them with empathy and teaching them ways to manage and communicate their emotions is extremely important.
There are gifted children who are ‘spirited’ and are overwhelming in their intensity and energy. There are gifted children who are ‘sensitive’ emotionally or physically and may easily have their feelings hurt or find certain articles of clothing painful to wear. … Some are gifted socially and are great leaders.
Many gifted children are highly sensitive individuals. 1 They may take things personally and become upset by words and deeds that other children may easily ignore or get over quickly.
Walking and talking. Gifted kids tend to walk and talk early. They have large vocabularies, and an unusual interest in words. They often speak in full sentences right from the beginning!
Nevertheless, gifted children do appear to have certain social/emotional traits in common including: heightened sensitivity, emotional intensity and reactivity, feeling different, perfectionism and uneven development of intellectual and emotional areas (Erlich, 1982; Janos & Robinson, 1985; Kitano, 1990; Kline & …
nobody else seems to feel like this.” Emotionally intense gifted people often experience intense inner conflict, self-criticism, anxiety and feelings of inferiority. … They are however an intrinsic part of being gifted and provide the drive that gifted people have for personal growth and achievement.
On its own, giftedness is not defined as a disability or special need. Some gifted students do have special needs (known as “twice exceptional” or “2e”), but most don’t.
Being gifted academically can make a child feel different from her peers and may even lead to the child being bullied and becoming depressed. Studies have shown that the more intellectually gifted a child is, the greater the risk of social difficulties and unhappiness.
Small sample group and the inability of the K-SADS-PL-T to determine a diagnosis such as learning disorder which may affect school functioning, are limited aspects of the study. All findings in this study suggest that gifted children are at risk for mental health.
Studies show that gifted children have a higher risk of experiencing mental health issues, like anxiety, depression, and even suicidal thoughts. Because gifted children have different capabilities than their peers, other children may find them intimidating.
115 to 129: Above average or bright. 130 to 144: Moderately gifted. 145 to 159: Highly gifted. 160 to 179: Exceptionally gifted.