Date: 10-12-10 18:07
My child also fit the list you describe, and was achieving at an "average" level at school, but also showing some anxiety, frustration as school went on... we ended up getting an assessment, to give us a clearer idea if what we were thinking was on the right track-and he did come out gifted, but he had a wide range of scores so maybe twice exceptional. School has been okay but not that great for him. my next option is to try One Day School.
My son also fit the VS profile in some respects but was also not into puzzles, lego or anything, more creative.
From what I have read the most important thing for these children is to try and extend for their strengths so that they retain their confidence and love of learning etc. I don't think I would try a doctor-maybe an ed psych would be better?They would be much more experienced with these issues.