Yes

My youngest son is ADHD and is in first grade. He is doing third grade work and reading books i can read with out a problem. So i say yes it is very possible for a child to have ADHD and be gifted at the same time. The doctor that sees my son says its common because children with ADHD brains run so fast that they can pick up the academics quickly and understand it. It when they get to far up in their academic that they get bored because then they aren't challenged enough.

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4AllenaRockford, Illinois
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    03/22/14
    4Allena
    Thank you Stefany. I am very proud of him for his academic and is trying to challenge him here at home because the school wont. They only thing that is a struggle for him is his behavior .
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      03/22/14
      4Allena
      thats so much with the ADHD its with the O.D.D. (Oppositional defiant disorder)
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        03/22/14
        4Allena
        right. And we are working on it so hard. ANd some days are better than others and other days i wanna pull my hair out
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          03/23/14
          That is great! Glad he is doing well in school!
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          About Allena
          Born: Belvidere, Illinois
          Current: Rockford, Illinois
          Birth: September 11
          On Moms.com since: Mar 22, 2014
          Hello i am a stay at home mother of 4. One with ADHD and ODD. Life is difficult but manageable. I try my hardest to give my children what they need and want. I love to read books and spend all the time i can with the kids.