From the NAGC:
"Giftedness, intelligence, and talent are fluid concepts and may look different in different contexts and cultures. Even within schools you will find a range of beliefs about the word "gifted," which has become a term with multiple meanings and much nuance. Gifted children may develop asynchronously: their minds are often ahead of their physical growth, and specific cognitive and social-emotional functions can develop unevenly. Some gifted children with exceptional aptitude may not demonstrate outstanding levels of achievement due to environmental circumstances such as limited opportunities to learn as a result of poverty, discrimination, or cultural barriers; due to physical or learning disabilities; or due to motivational or emotional problems. This dichotomy between potential for and demonstrated achievement has implications for schools as they design programs and services for gifted students."
Dr. Mulchay recently attended training on Gifted Assessment by Steven Pfeiffer, PhD, ABPP. Gifted Assessment includes intelligence, academic, memory, and creativity testing.
If you are interested in therapy, I recommend contacting Gordon Smith, LPC, who specializing in working with gifted individuals.