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May 3rd, 2013, 09:01 AM
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: The Lonestar State
Yes, what Heather said. There is a wide range of what giftedness actually means, but what you've said sounds completely normal. If you want to request IQ testing (which might be free through a behavioral psychologist given the autism diagnosis), the best time to request testing is appx age 8. Results are most accurate between the ages of 7 & 9, regardless of background, previous schooling, socioeconomic conditions, etc.
I have a gifted child with Asperger's, and I have one who is going deaf. The one with Asperger's had subtests that were off the charts, and he had a couple of subtests that were way below normal. The one who is going deaf (who is actually a little more gifted than his brother) tested in the normal range, because at that time, we didn't know he was going deaf. Things like autism or other disabilities can have a huge impact on IQ scores, so it's important to find specialists who are experienced with 2E children (2E = twice exceptional ... being both gifted and learning disabled at the same time).
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