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Emotional child

i guess the question im trying to ask, can a gifted child can be VERY emotional and act in a way that some may think is sensory disorder or ADHD? she isnt hyper active but is VERY emotioal and excitable. SO any advice

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Asked by VDietrich at 8:33 PM on Jun. 27, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • A lot of kids who have ADD or ADHD (It's ADD when they aren't hyper-active) are also gifted. However, at the pre-school age being emotional and excitable isn't that unusual, many kids outgrow it. ADD is more about being able to keep your attention focused than about being emotional or excitable....very often those behaviors are attributed to autism.

    If you are very concerned, I would contact your school district and see what testing is available, if she is in pre-school I would ask her teacher. See what her behavior is like at school, and if they have concerns what they recommend.

    Answer by ohwrite at 9:10 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

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