Research Is Necessary
Research is necessary to understand giftedness on a physiological and psychological level so that the needs of the gifted population can be openly and comfortably discussed. Gifted is NOT “better than” it is simply “different than.”
In an era where society rushes to “fix” every response and behavior that does not fall within a range of “normal” we are doing a grave disservice to all populations outside the norm. The neurodiversity movement serves to provide insight and understanding into outlier populations. Though much study has been devoted to understanding both the physiological and psychological impact of individuals possessing developmental delays, far less research has been done on the physiological and psychological impact of giftedness. GRO’s mission of promoting a comprehensive and accurate understanding of giftedness provides insight as to what is “normal” for the outlier population known as gifted.