I need Guidance!!! Please help!

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Registered: 06-10-2011
I need Guidance!!! Please help!
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Fri, 06-10-2011 - 4:15pm

This is long, but I've included everything because I just don't know where to go from here.

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Registered: 03-27-2005
Wed, 07-06-2011 - 10:46am

My son has been classified as profoundly gifted. He's also bipolor and has anxiety disorder and sensory intergration issues.

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Registered: 04-27-2000
Thu, 06-16-2011 - 7:47am

Since you have concerns, it is a good idea to seek resources both within and outside the school system.

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Registered: 12-03-1999
Wed, 06-15-2011 - 10:50pm

No, this is not normal gifted behavior, but I think you knew that.

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Tue, 06-14-2011 - 8:45am

There's a lot of ground between "normal" and "wrong," and I think that if a parent has any concerns about where a child falls in this spectrum, she should do whatever it takes to address those concerns.

I would start with a psychologist and proceed from there. You may need to see several before you find one you like, but don't give up. I am not a professional, but some of the traits you describe are common to people on the Asperger's spectrum (sensitivity to touch and texture; intense focus for long periods of time; perhaps "inserting" himself in others' conversations when not done in a socially appropriate way--didn't gather from your post that this was the case, but it is common for Aspies not to read social cues). Of course, these traits also occur in neurotypical people as well.

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Mon, 06-13-2011 - 2:56pm

Whew, I got tired reading this!

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Registered: 05-13-1998
Sat, 06-11-2011 - 1:11am

It's hard to say that anything is really "normal" for gifted kids. They can be as different from eachother as they can be from their

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Registered: 06-10-2011
Fri, 06-10-2011 - 8:35pm
Sorry, he's 6 - early March birthday. Just finished kindergarten. He was tested for early admittance, but was socially immature and needed to work on fine motor skills, so they had him do a year of Pre-K first. So this was his 2nd year at this school.
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Registered: 07-23-2002
Fri, 06-10-2011 - 7:02pm
Quick question: How old is he? Whether this is "normal" behaviour or not depends a lot on whether he's 4 or 10.

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