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The Dilemma:The Young Gifted and (Lack of) Fine Motor Skills

Psychology Today – The Dilemma:The Young Gifted and (Lack of) Fine Motor Skills
What to do when his brain is far more advanced than his body…

By Christopher Taibbi

Chris Taibbi has over 15 years’ experience in public education. He began his teaching career as an elementary school educator in a full-time center for gifted students; he then moved to teaching English at the high school level. Currently, Chris is a gifted resource teacher for elementary and middle schools in Roanoke, Virginia.

 

“For the parents of the very young and gifted, this is indeed a tricky time of childhood to navigate: his mind and brain is ready and eager to explore and express itself but often his physical abilities to do so are limited. Most frequently I hear about this when the fine motor skills required for such tasks as penmanship, cutting and pasting, or even drawing simple lines simply have not evolved as quickly as the child’s intellect. So, what to do?”

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