One major concern with regard to the identification of ADHD is that is can be misdiagnosed in place of giftedness. I’ll write another time on literature on this topic. However, a good friend of mine, Dr. Ian McCabe, is involved in research in the field and you like to hear from anyone who may be affected by these issues and asked if I would share this with you.
I am a Clinical Psychologist, Child & Adolescent Analyst and Clinical Director of Psychology in Primary Schools. I am concerned that some gifted children are being misdiagnosed as having ADHD. If you have a child who has been identified as possibly or actually having ADHD but who may be gifted and would like to talk to me or about your and/or their experiences, then please contact me on 0899676019 / 0892032330 or 01- 4965998, and or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ian Mc Cabe, H.Dip.Ed., LLM.,Ph.D., Psy.D., Ps.SI, AssFellowBPS