Technically, giftedness isn’t a diagnosis because it isn’t considered a disability. However, some parents may want a psychoeducational assessment for their child if they wonder about giftedness.

  • Different school boards and organizations define giftedness in different ways.
  • Within the context of a psychoeducational assessment, giftedness usually requires intelligence test scores that are in the top 2% of the population.
  • Knowing whether a child is gifted can be helpful in determining what kinds of
    educational programming may be beneficial for them.

Twice Exceptional or 2e: 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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