A Confusing Conundrum: Gifted Students with ADHD. Susan Baum, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus College of New Rochelle Director of Professional Development Bridges Academy www.internationalcenterfortalentdevelopment.com. ADHD. Robin Williams 1952-actor, comedian, ADHD.
A Confusing Conundrum: Gifted Students with ADHD
Susan Baum, Ph.D.
College of New Rochelle
Director of Professional Development
Robin Williams 1952-actor, comedian, ADHD
Early on, Williams applied his inexhaustible hyperactivity to many films
Students with ADD/ADHD
A heightened physical energy that may be expressed as a love of movement, rapid speech, impulsiveness, and/or restlessness.
Heightened sensory awareness (e.g. touch, taste, smell). May be expressed as desire for comfort or a sharp sense of aesthetics.
Vivid imagery, use of metaphor, visualizations, and inventiveness. May also include vivid dreams, fear of the unknown, poetic creativity, or love of fantasy.
Persistence in asking probing questions, love of knowledge, discovery, theoretical analysis and synthesis, independence of thought, and the love of solving the problem.
A simple model of how information is processed
the ability to focus on a task over time
Critical & Creative thinking
How Many Squares Do You See?
The wrong question:
Incorporate movement into activities
Distance = rate x time
This is why January is now Get Organized Month, thanks also to the efforts of the National Association of Professional Organizers, whose 4,000 clutter-busting members will be poisedwith clipboards and trash bags--ready to to minister to the 10,000 clutter victims
Einstein’s oft-quoted remark, “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk?”
Teach time management and organization contextually
STRATEGIES FOR ORGANIZATION
Creative problem solvers
Strategies for organization
Celebrating the Achievements of ChildrenTM
Edward Hallowell (2005)
I have learned first and foremost to look for interests, talents, strengths, shades of strengths or the mere suggestion of a talent.
Knowing that a person builds a happy and successful life not on remediated weaknesses but on developed strengths, I have learned to place those strengths at the top of what matters
Susan M. Baum, Ph.D.