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Parenting on the Edge: Dealing with gifted children at a young age

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Some highly gifted children are being mis-diagnosed as being on the Autism spectrum, because along with their intelligence they can be socially awkward.

Highly gifted young children may appear "out of sync", particularly in preschool settings where curricula are built around the assumptions of typical development, according to child psychologist Dr. Stephanie Meyer.

A group of Los Angeles based child development experts is developing ways to identify these kids early on and then come up with ways to help them in social settings.


Dr. Stephanie E. Meyer, child psychologist

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