In her course, “Misdiagnosis, Dual Diagnosis of the Gifted,” Lori Comallie-Caplan shines a light on the overexcitabilities and tendencies of gifted students that can be mistakenly diagnosed. She explains how the normal, healthy function of a gifted brain can look like behavioral and mental health disorders.
In this course, participants will:
- Learn to distinguish between true disorders and normal gifted overexcitabilities
- Gain insight into the intensity, sensitivity, idealism, perfectionism, order, and activity that characterize gifted brains
- Be better able to meet the needs of gifted students with overexcitabilities
- Discover how to support students without stigmatizing them
This course is aligned with NAGC Teacher Preparation Standards 7.1, 7.2, 7.3.