@wauz @Morgan e.g. children who are on an accelerated learning schedule. researchgate.net/publication/2 is a bit about how these programs are still-developing within germany and an overview of how they came about and where they stand now. it's been a more longstanding and rigid term in america, coupled with ignorance about or inability at local levels to do much for 'doubly exceptional' children - those who are both gifted in a subject and also have some sort of learning disorder. although the two things counterintuitively go together quite frequently, that's still on the cutting edge in practice, and it is assumed that if you are 'gifted' you can't then have any sort of learning disability.

as you can imagine, accelerated learning programs often lead to burnout, especially for kids that are doubly exceptional - like those who are above average in development in, say, language arts and literature, but struggle with math because they have dyscalculia. (aka, me. it's just me i'm talking about here lol) even the support for accelerated learning tends to be little more than just tossing more work at a child's head and telling them they're special for getting it. couple that with someone who needs support in learning something else and gets in return 'well you're smart, you can figure it out, right?', and you have, well...

...the foundation for lifelong depression that hits home for many people on this website!

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