Study Makes Case for Late Bloomers

March 29, 2006

“It usually makes parents proud when their children reach a developmental milestone ahead of other kids. But when it comes to intelligence, researchers say, the smartest children appear to have brains that develop later.

‘What you would do is advise teachers, parents and everyone else to produce as stimulating a social and linguistic environment as possible,’he says.

That can be especially difficult for children who are extremely intelligent. Studies suggest that talented and gifted kids are more likely to drop out of school because of boredom.”

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