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ERIC Number: ED439555
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Gifted Children with AD/HD.
Lovecky, Deirdre V.
This brief paper on gifted children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD) focuses on the special educational needs of this population. Emphasis is on four major conclusions: (1) gifted children with AD/HD differ from average children with AD/HD in cognitive, social, and emotional variables (e.g., the gifted child is likely to show high level functioning in at least one academic area and is more likely to show developmental asynchrony); (2) gifted children with AD/HD differ from other gifted children (e.g., they have more difficulty completing work assignments and lack behavioral self-control; (3) assessment of gifted children needs to be done by those knowledgeable about both giftedness and AD/HD (e.g., misdiagnosis is likely and such children need to be evaluated in comparison with gifted peers in a stimulating environment); and (4) recommendations about Individualized Education Program or Section 504 planning need to consider both AD/HD problems and the effects of being gifted (e.g., these children may need acceleration at the same time they need to learn metacognitive skills to support more advanced achievement). (DB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented in slightly different form at the Annual CHADD International Conference (11th, Washington, D.C., October 8, 1999).