Different Minds: Gifted Children with AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and Other Learning Deficits
Through recognizing the different levels and kinds of giftedness, this book provides an insight into the challenges and benefits specific to gifted children with attention difficulties. Explaining why certain children are gifted and how giftedness is manifested, each chapter on a specific topic addresses the relevance for children with AD/HD and Asperger Syndrome. Lovecky guides parents and professionals through methods of diagnosis and advises on how best to nurture individual needs, positive behavior and relationships at home and at school. Lovecky explores concepts such as asynchrony and the effects of such `uneven' development on children, using case studies to illustrate emotional, intellectual, creative and social development. She also highlights the inadequate measures currently in place to assist parents and teachers and goes on to clearly define what is required to understand and help these children so that their needs can be met more positively in the future. Different Minds, with its wealth of practical and background information, is essential reading for all those who live or work with gifted children with attention difficulties.
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How Those with a Different Mind Think
The Wellspring of Creative Endeavor
6 Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Giftedness
7 Social Cognition and Interpersonal Relationships
Moral Reasoning and Compassion
9 Issues in the Assessment of Gifted Children with Attention Deficits
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