Gifted children and adults are frequently misdiagnosed, particularly those who are twice-exceptional (2e). This much-anticipated second edition of a best-selling book is your guide to help prevent that. Some of our brightest, most creative children and adults are misdiagnosed as having behavioral or emotional disorders such as ADD/ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or Asperger’s Disorder.
Verkeerde diagnoses voor hoogbegaafden veroorzaken vaak onnodig lijden. De kenmerken van hoogbegaafdheid worden dan verkeerd geïnterpreteerd. Deze creatieve en zeer getalenteerde kinderen en volwassenen krijgen te horen dat zij een gedragsstoornis of emotionele stoornis hebben zoals ADD/ADHD, Asperger of een depressie. Zij worden daarvoor ten onrechte behandeld of krijgen onnodige medicatie.
2009: Living with intensity. Understanding the sensitivity, excitability, and emotional development of gifted children, adolescents, and adults
Gifted children and adults are often misunderstood. Their excitement is viewed as excessive, their high energy as hyperactivity, their persistence as nagging, their imagination as not paying attention, their passion as being disruptive, their strong emotions and sensitivity as immaturity, their creativity and self-directedness as oppositional.