Technically, giftedness isn’t a diagnosis because it isn’t considered a disability. However, some parents may want a psycho-educational assessment for their child if they wonder about giftedness. Within the context of a psycho-educational assessment, giftedness usually requires intelligence test scores that are in the top 2% of the population.

Different school boards and organizations define giftedness in different ways. Knowing whether a child is gifted can be helpful in determining what kinds of educational programming may be beneficial for them.

Twice Exceptional: People who are gifted can also have a diagnosis such as a Learning Disability or ADHD. These people are often referred to as ‘Twice Exceptional’. They can have exceptional ability in one area and struggle in another.

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Article by The Challenges of Twice Exceptional Kids. Author; Peg Rosen.