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Misdiagnoses and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children

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Adler University

520 Seymour St

Vancouver, BC V6B 1V5

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Support your clients and your practice!

Are you a Health Care & Counselling Professional who are seeing, or suspect you are seeing gifted learners in your practice? Increasingly, as educators and parents we are turning to those of you in the health care professions for information, advice, counselling and support for our gifted learners.

Join Dr. James Webb, a leading expert in the special education needs for this population on April 6, 2018 for a morning of research-based information and practical wisdom when responding to and supporting your clients. Dr. Webb not only speaks from a lifetime of experience, but from the perspective of a researcher and scientist. His sessions are informative, interactive and receive outstanding reviews.

This unique event includes breakfast and an outstanding presentation. Each participant will receive a copy of Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children.

Abstract: Many of our brightest, most creative, most independent-thinking children are being incorrectly diagnosed as having behavioral or mental disorders, such as ADHD or Oppositional Defiant Disorder. Stigmatizing labels can harm their sense of self, and treatment may be unnecessary and even harmful. Some health conditions, such as allergies and asthma, are actually more common among gifted children, yet few professionals are aware of this connection. Because few psychologists, physicians, or other health care or counselling professionals have the opportunity to receive training about gifted children, this presentation offers something very important for professionals working with gifted children and adolescents. Similarly, since giftedness is not something that you leave behind in childhood, there are misdiagnoses and inappropriate treatment of gifted adults. Professionals need to be informed so they can understand why some of their adult clients experience intensity, sensitivity, idealism, and impatience that are not understood or accepted by others, which may result in misdiagnoses of adults. Based on recent research and clinical experience, this workshop describes the most frequent misdiagnoses, along with ways to differentiate whether a child or adult suffers from disorders such as ADHD, or whether the child or adult is simply showing gifted behaviors. Additional focus is given to dual diagnoses of gifted children and adults: those who are twice-exceptional (2e).

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