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Gifted and (also) Talented
In a previous post, I described Leo's giftedness in intellectual and academic terms. In order to more fully understand Leo, I need to also address his creativity. You see, Leo is academically gifted and also talented. He began writing and drawing at a young age and, when he wants to be, he is an amazing painter and artist. He will go weeks, or even months, without painting. Then, suddenly, he'll pick up a pencil and a brush and paint several amazing paintings in a week. He is able to create, in two 30-minute sessions, paintings that are incredible for his