Best answer: Can a child have ADHD and be gifted?

Can a child with ADHD be gifted?

While many experts agree that these children do exist, there is currently no formal criteria to identify giftedness in children who are ADHD or to identify ADHD in children who are gifted.

Which behaviors are associated with both ADHD and giftedness?

The behaviors that are associated with giftedness (i.e. restlessness, inattention, impulsivity, activity and day-dreaming) could also be characteristics of ADHD (Webb, 1993).

Can giftedness be confused with ADHD?

Although gifted children generally do well, they may show behaviors that mimic ADHD. For example, they may appear hyperactive because they ask many questions and are so excited about learning. Or, they may fail to participate in age-expected activities because of their over-focus on an area of interest.

Are ADHD kids genius?

A popular misconception is that all children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are naturally smarter and have a higher IQ than children without ADHD. However, there is no correlation between this condition and intelligence.

What percent of gifted kids are 2e?

According to the report on twice exceptionality by NAGC, there are approximately three million gifted children in grades K-12 in the United States. This accounts for approximately six percent of the total student population.

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What are the signs of a gifted child?

Early Signs of Giftedness Include:

  • Unusual alertness in infancy.
  • Less need for sleep in infancy.
  • Long attention span.
  • High activity level.
  • Smiling or recognizing caretakers early.
  • Intense reactions to noise, pain, frustration.
  • Advanced progression through the developmental milestones.
  • Extraordinary memory.

What is the average IQ of someone with ADHD?

For instance, among the 18 studies under scrutiny that did not explicitly state an IQ cut-off point the mean range of IQ among individuals with ADHD reported in the studies is from 102 to 110. Given that lower IQ is associated with ADHD this suggests that individuals with ADHD may be inaccurately represented.