Why Intelligence Isn’t the Sole Predictor of Capability
I cannot tell you how upset it makes me for someone to tell my child that he’s “smart enough” to do something (that he obviously hasn’t done to their satisfaction). It makes me livid folks. Intelligence is not the sole predictor of capability, especially in the traditional public school system. Especially when you have ADHD and/or learning disabilities. So, this week we’re discussing “smart enough” on the Parenting ADHD Podcast. I’ll explain what’s wrong with telling a child they’re “smart enough to do _______” and fill you in on what other factors predict capability. I’ll give you a hint, there are a lot of them.
Resources in this EpisodeNOTE: Some of the resources below may be affiliate links, meaning I receive a commission (at no cost to you) if you use that link to make a purchase.
- Twice-Exceptional Learners: Top 4 things I wish others knew about giftedness and LDs
- Gifted Children’s Challenges With Learning and Attention Issues, on Understood.org
- The Twice Exceptional Dilemma
- Why IQ is irrelevant to the diagnosis of learning disabilities, by Dr. Linda Siegel
- Twice Exceptional/ 2E Network International
- Smart but Scattered, Dawson & Guare
- Nowhere to Hide: Why Kids with ADHD and LD Hate School and What We Can Do About It, Jerome Schultz