A Case Study on Social-Emotional Problems in Gifted Children

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Although the studies conducted in the field of gifted students in our country have gained momentum in recent years, studies regarding interventions that will respond to their social and emotional needs remain limited. In addition to evoking many positive features such as giftedness, being smart and successful, the difficulties caused by giftedness in individuals' lives are ignored. Therefore, the aim of this study is to introduce the problems faced by gifted children in the social-emotional field and the most common intervention programs.  However, possible risk factors and protective factors were also summarized for them to be guiding in the selection of the intervention program to be implemented. In addition, the problems experienced by gifted individuals in the social and emotional field were illustrated with a case study. Finally, some conclusions and recommendations that may be useful for psychological counselors serving in the field of gifted students, families of gifted students, and teachers working with gifted students were examined in the light of the relevant literature.


Gifted, social emotional problems, case, psychological counseling, guidance

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