ERIC Number: EJ929807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Comments on Mika's Critique of Hartnett, Nelson, and Rinn's Article, "Gifted or ADHD? The Possibilities of Misdiagnosis"
Goerss, Jean; Amend, Edward R.; Webb, James T.; Webb, Nadia; Beljan, Paul
Roeper Review, v28 n4 p249-251 2006
The Hartnett, Nelson, and Rinn 2004 study indicates that diagnostic confusion between ADD/ADHD and giftedness exists, and that research on medication practices is warranted. Mika disagrees, saying that there is no empirical evidence of misdiagnosis of gifted children as having ADD/ADHD. We disagree with Mika's logic, and describe evidence that suggests that such misdiagnosis does occur, with possible concurrent risks.
Descriptors: Evidence, Gifted, Reader Response, Diagnostic Tests, Disability Identification, Ability Identification, Test Reliability
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
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