Reversing Damage, Part One:Underachievement

The puzzling combination of brilliance and failure can mislead parents and teachers into thinking that a child isn’t gifted. Or, if they see high achievement in some areas and not others, they may assume this is an accurate reflection of that student’s abilities.

Yet cello teaching has shown me otherwise. Tom, one of my most gifted students, was also one of the most damaged, and when we identified this problem, his whole academic life turned around.


About Rebecca Hein

Author of A Case Of Brilliance, her memoir of her discovery that her two children are profoundly gifted
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