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Different Minds

Gifted Children with ADHD, ASD, and Other Dual Exceptionalities, Second edition
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In this fully updated second edition, this book provides an insight into the challenges and benefits specific to gifted children with attention difficulties. Recognising the different kinds and levels of giftedness, it explains why certain children are gifted and how giftedness is manifested, with each chapter addressing the relevance of a specific topic 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 behaviour 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.
  • Published: Jun 21 2023
  • Pages: 592
  • 244 x 172mm
  • ISBN: 9781849059244
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Press Reviews

  • Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. Licensed Psychologist, Executive Director, Summit Center Author, Make Your Worrier a Warrior: A Guide to Conquering Your Child's Fears Co-Author, Bright, Complex Kids: Supporting Their Social and Emotional Development

    Two decades after gifting us a comprehensive guide to understanding the different minds of gifted individuals with co-occurring profiles of ADHD and ASD, Dr. Lovecky, a pioneer in the field of dual exceptionalities, has once again given us the information, understanding, and tools needed to support and cultivate the growth and potential of unique humans with unique minds.
  • Marlo Payne Thurman

    Written by a true worldwide expert in the shared fields of giftedness, twice-exceptionality, and autism spectrum disorders, Dr. Lovecky has masterfully articulated what so many works before have missed on the topics of identifying understanding,,and meeting the needs of those who are truly different-minded. Within this work, Dr. Lovecky combines history and research with her own clinical experrise to give new insight into understanding to those who are still marginalized for thinkning differently. This book will undoubtedly become a reference source and guide for parents, educators, and clinicians alike.