My daughter is 8 and has been evaluated a number of times for various things--suspected Asperger's, ADHD, etc. We've run in circles, honestly, trying to "figure her out" and weathering the storms as they came.
Since Kindergarten it has been mentioned that she is "extremely bright" and upon entering 3rd grade, within the first week, her teacher (head of our district's gifted & talented program for the last 10 years) identified her as gifted. We went through testing, and sure enough, she scored high. Some of the behavior concerns/issues we've had she said are actually common amongst gifted children. She said DD presents "atypically" but has certain characteristics very common in gifted children.
We go next week for an intro session for our district's gifted & talented program. They do 6-week pullout programs for gifted learners.
As I am learning about all this, I was wondering if anyone else has a child identified as gifted, and how their learning experience is enhanced/encouraged for them?
We have struggled a lot with boredom and lack of motivation due to it, and I am thinking a lot about what we need to do now.