Bright Not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism

Bright Not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism

Diane M. Kennedy, Rebecca S. Banks, Temple Grandin


the way forward for our society relies on our talented children--the inhabitants during which we will locate our subsequent Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, or Virginia Woolf.  but the presents and abilities of a few of our such a lot terrific children might by no means be famous simply because those little ones fall right into a crew often called two times unparalleled, or "2e." two times unheard of childrens are either proficient and clinically determined with a disability--often ADHD or an Autism Spectrum Disorder--leading academics and fogeys to miss the kid's abilities and concentration completely on his weaknesses. Too frequently, those kids wander away in an never-ending cycle of chasing diagnostic labels and are by no means given the instruments to completely detect their very own potential.

Bright no longer damaged sheds new gentle in this bright inhabitants via picking who two times unheard of young children are and taking an unflinching examine why they are stuck.  the 1st paintings to boldly learn the frequent misdiagnosis and controversies that come up from our present diagnostic method, it serves as a serious warning call for fogeys and execs to query why our psychological overall healthiness and schooling platforms are failing our brightest children.

Finally, the authors exhibit what we will be able to do to assist 2e childrens, supplying an entire baby version for folks and educators to bolster and boost a kid's innate presents whereas additionally intervening to aid the deficits.  Drawing on painstaking learn and private event, shiny now not damaged deals groundbreaking perception and functional innovations to these looking to support 2e childrens in achieving their complete potential.

Diane M. Kennedy, writer of The ADHD-Autism Connection, is decades suggest, overseas speaker/trainer, and mom of 3 twice-exceptional sons.

Rebecca S. Banks, M.A., co-author of The ADHD-Autism Connection, is a veteran educator, nationwide speaker/trainer, and mom of 2 twice-exceptional children.

Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a professor, prolific writer, and some of the most finished and popular adults with autism on the earth.

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