Different Minds

Different Minds

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by Deirdre V. Lovecky
     
 

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.

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781853029646
Publisher:
Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date:
11/15/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
286
Sales rank:
558,201
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments6
Introduction9
1The Gifted Child16
2Attention Deficits: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder42
3Attention Deficits: Asperger Syndrome97
4Cognitive Issues: How Those with a Different Mind Think150
5Finding Flow: The Wellspring of Creative Endeavor206
6Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Giftedness247
7Social Cognition and Interpersonal Relationships304
8Moral Development: Moral Reasoning and Compassion367
9Issues in the Assessment of Gifted Children with Attention Deficits410
10Resource List for Parents, Teachers, and Professionals469
App. ADiagnostic Criteria Diagnostic Criteria for AD/HD DSM-IV Diagnostic Criteria for AS DSM-IV Diagnostic Criteria for AS (Gillberg and Gillberg)476
App. BList of Test Distributors for Professionals481
Bibliography488
Subject Index507
Name Index521

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