The science behind the asynchronous development of gifted children By Lisa Rivero...
"Giftedness is 'asynchronous development' in which advanced cognitive abilities and heightened intensity combine to create inner experiences and awareness that are qualitatively different from the norm. This asynchrony increases with higher intellectual capacity. The uniqueness of the gifted renders them particularly vulnerable and requires modifications in parenting, teaching, and counseling in order for them to develop optimally."
"Parents often describe these children as being many ages at once. A five year old, for example, might read third-grade books, lack the small motor coordination necessary for kindergarten art projects, have lengthy conversations with adults, and struggle to communicate effectively with age peers—all at the same time. Asynchronous development becomes less of an issue as children grow up, but the challenges can last well into adolescence."
In this article, Jill Burruss and Lisa Kaenzig define introversion and lists many of the characteristics of introverts. Suggestions are made on ways teachers can help introverts in the classroom and how families can help introverts at home.
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by Debra Johnson, MS, OTR/L. Children referred for occupational and speech therapies, whether in private or school based settings, typically present with a wide range of social and emotional needs related to cognitive and ...
"A small amount of definitive research and a great deal of naturalistic observation have led to the belief that intensity, sensitivity and overexcitability are primary characteristics of the highly gifted..."
This article by Sally Reis discusses some of the factors that are involved in the social and emotional development of gifted girls. Issues that are faced are explored and factors that help and hinder healthy development are explained.