More-able Children need Support
More able children, teenagers and young adults can encounter many problems on their path towards adulthood, unaware of the fact that the problems they experience often are related to their different way of processing and experiencing the world. Many are even unaware of being different.
There is evidence to suggest that problems encountered increase with IQ, some even suggest that having an IQ over 120 is not really an advantage at all.
Parents are sometimes at their wit’s end and don’t know any more how to deal with their child, how to respond effectively to their behaviour, how to read their needs etc.
Unfortunately teachers and professionals are sometimes not capable of supporting more-able children in a constructive way because high-ability is a relatively new field in psychology and education, therefore hasn’t been given much attention during their training.
Becoming knowledgeable about high-ability makes it possible for teachers to support the more-able child in a constructive manner and it will help parents to improve the understanding of their own child and the dynamics in the family. Knowledge about high-ability will give them tools to deal with the child in an appropriate way.
PowerWood advocates being informed about high-ability and for besides meeting the intellectual needs to focus on the social and emotional needs of the more able child both in school and at home, with the goal of producing well-educated, self-confident, productive, happy and lifelong learners.
More-able children, regardless of their talent area, age, ethnic region, or economic level, need your support too!
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You are very welcome to contact us to discuss the results of the Overexcitability Questionnaire or your worries with a with an experienced professional during a Free Introductory Talk.