What is Psychomotor OE?

What is Psychomotor OE?

Psychomotor Overexcitabilities The psychomotor OE is common in gifted children. It is characterized primarily by high levels of energy. Children with this OE seem to constantly be on the move. Even as infants, they need less sleep than other children. As adults, they are able to work long hours without tiring.

What is an OE in psychology?

What is overexcitability? The concept of OE was a gift from Kazimierz Dabrowski, a Polish psychiatrist and psychologist, as part of his Theory of Positive Disintegration (TPD). OE is a greater neural capacity to respond to stimuli.

What are Dabrowski’s overexcitabilities?

The five overexcitabilities, as defined by Dabrowski, are psychomotor, sensual, emotional, intellectual, and imaginational. I describe each below, but will spend time examining them each in-depth with suggestions for helping your little one make the most of those characteristics they possess in individual posts.

What are the five overexcitabilities?

There are five forms of overexcitability. These five forms are psychomotor, sensual, emotional, imaginational and intellectual.

What is an OE child?

Children with this OE have the capacity for great emotional depth. They develop strong attachments to people, places, and things. Because of their emotional intensity, they are often accused of over-reacting or being melodramatic.

What are OE’s?

These overexcitabilities (or OE’s), when explained simply, are the corporeal sensations – both psychologically and neurologically – experienced by gifted individuals in their interactions with their external environments.

Are gifted kids highly sensitive?

Many gifted children are highly sensitive individuals. 1 They may take things personally and become upset by words and deeds that other children may easily ignore or get over quickly.

What are gifted overexcitabilities?

Gifted children often experience overexcitabilities, also called intensities. These areas of heightened stimulation are categorized in five areas: psychomotor, sensual, imaginational, intellectual, and emotional.

Are Gifted kids highly sensitive?

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