The term “gifted child” refers to a child who is a high achiever or demonstrates an ability to achieve at unusually high levels in school, in the arts or in another intellectual capacity. “Intellectually gifted” and “gifted and talented” are other terms commonly used to describe these children.
Although being an intellectual high-achiever may sound great, in fact, children who are re-gifted can experience a wide array of problems, including feelings of being “different” or not “fitting in,” feelings of loneliness and isolation, and even bullying. A pediatrician who understands these issues as well as the unique ways a child may react is uniquely positioned to provide the child with compassionate care and support that can help the child overcome negative feelings and lead a happier life. Pediatricians with experience in caring for gifted children can also be an important resource for parents who may feel confused by their child's symptoms or behaviors, or not know how to deal with the child's emotional reactions.
Many gifted children who feel uncomfortable or ill-at-ease in school or in other situations develop either physical or emotional symptoms, or both, including:
When feelings of isolation or bullying problems are severe, some gifted children may attempt suicide. Because many of these symptoms can also occur with other problems including chronic diseases and disorders, working with a pediatrician with experience working with gifted children and their families is essential for ensuring the child receives the most appropriate care and intervention. For more information about the programs and assistance available at the practice, contact the office to schedule a consultation with the doctor.
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