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ERIC Number: EJ929806
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0278-3193
Giftedness, ADHD, and Overexcitabilities: The Possibilities of Misinformation
Mika, Elizabeth
Roeper Review, v28 n4 p237-242 2006
This article is a response to a study "Gifted or ADHD? The Possibilities of Misdiagnosis," by D. Niall Hartnett, Jason Nelson, and Anne Rinn. A critique of the authors' claim about misdiagnosis of gifted children with ADHD, as well as their experiment and conclusions, is presented. The paper disputes an idea, prevalent in the gifted education field, that gifted children are misdiagnosed with ADHD, and points out that there is no reliable evidence of such a trend. The concept of overexcitability in its original meaning and clinical manifestations, as described by Kazimierz Dabrowski, provides a different perspective on ADHD and giftedness than that given by Hartnett et al., and common in the gifted field.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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