Giftedness = autism or adhd?

Asked By: Shawna Streich
Date created: Sat, Mar 13, 2021 11:47 AM
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Giftedness and Autism Autism Syndrome Disorder (ASD) is characterized by dysfunctionality in verbal or nonverbal communication, social interaction, and repetitive behaviors. It is also often associated with intellectual disability and problems with motor coordination. Giftedness and autism share similar behavioral characteristics.
Answered By: Carson Terry
Date created: Mon, Mar 15, 2021 2:51 PM
ADHD is a disorder, and is related to development based impairments in executive functioning, and emotional regulation. Autism spectrum disorders are rarely co-occurring with giftedness, and usually associated with lower IQs.
Answered By: Madilyn Murray
Date created: Tue, Mar 16, 2021 5:33 PM
The tricky thing about giftedness and ADHD is that the two can look like one another and can interact and present differently in each child. The overlapping symptomology, most notably inattention and/or hyperactivity, according to a review of research on gifted students with ADHD, is a major cause for misdiagnosis. Giftedness sometimes presents similarly as ADHD, especially when the student is under-challenged and bored.
Answered By: Nellie Mertz
Date created: Wed, Mar 17, 2021 5:54 AM
Gifted children, like autistic children, tend to have very focused interest. They may spend hours, days, months, or even years, engrossed in a particular interest with what appears to be an obsession. Both autistic children and gifted children have incredible attention to detail, a nuance that can certainly exasperate caregivers.
Answered By: Addie Krajcik
Date created: Fri, Mar 19, 2021 3:04 AM
A gifted child with a disability like Asperger’s Disorder (or a learning disability or Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder) is referred to as a twice-exceptional child. Programming for twice-exceptional students is difficult because their abilities often straddle both ends of the bell-shaped curve, with strengths and weaknesses needing to be addressed in order for interventions to be successful.
Answered By: Julia Klocko
Date created: Sat, Mar 20, 2021 12:25 PM
The gifted children displayed behavior problems consistent with ADHD, such as being highly distractible, problems with authority, and lacking motivation. In my research, I found that gifted...
Answered By: Gregorio O'Reilly
Date created: Sat, Mar 20, 2021 11:49 PM
I say “presumably” because giftedness can mask the symptoms of autism, and autism can mask giftedness. Further, gifted kids sometimes exhibit behaviors (like an obsession with facts, intense...
Answered By: Sherwood Terry
Date created: Sun, Mar 21, 2021 8:00 AM
Frequently the giftedness masks the ADHD and the ADHD masks the giftedness. For example, students who are making good grades because they are highly capable of figuring out the instructions on their own, might be inadvertently masking the effects of the myriad of distractions they are navigating every day due to their ADHD.
Answered By: Raymundo Flatley
Date created: Mon, Mar 22, 2021 2:34 PM
It is understandable for most people to wrongly interpret the behavior of gifted children as the behavioral symptoms of ADHD. The observed conduct disorders of gifted children appears like the more publicized characteristics of ADHD children. For example, both the ADHD child and the gifted child will have a poorly sustained attention span.
Answered By: Frank McDermott
Date created: Wed, Mar 24, 2021 12:48 PM
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Diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be difficult because there is no medical test, like a blood test, to diagnose the disorder. Doctors look at the child’s developmental history and behavior to make a diagnosis. ASD can sometimes be detected at 18 months or younger. By age 2, a diagnosis by an experienced professional can be considered ...
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Diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be difficult because there is no medical test, like a blood test, to diagnose the disorder. Doctors look at the child’s developmental history and behavior to make a diagnosis. ASD can sometimes be detected at 18 months or younger.
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. There is often nothing about how people with ASD look that sets them apart from other people, but people with ASD may communicate, interact, behave, and learn in ways that are different from most other people.
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About 1 in 54 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.
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Diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be difficult because there is no medical test, like a blood test, to diagnose the disorder. Doctors look at the child's developmental history and behavior to make a diagnosis. ASD can sometimes be detected at 18 months or younger.
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Diagnosing autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can be difficult because there is no medical test, like a blood test, to diagnose the disorder. Doctors look at the child's developmental history and behavior to make a diagnosis. ASD can sometimes be detected at 18 months or younger.
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