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above average intelligence and quirks

Is there a link between above average intelligence and quirks? Somewhere I vaguely remember reading  about quirks and intelligence;  My son just turned 6 and he has been exibiting peculiar mannerisms, i.e., he would wiggle his body in little quirky motions every couple of minutes.  When given a "stop this or else..." he did.  But now he wrinkles his nose like he needs to sneeze; he says he doesn't know why he does it; that it itches; used to wink his eyes; pull at his shirt.  He is not hyperactive, he taught himself to read 1 year ago, now he is reading with great comprehension at the 5th grade level, he plays chess, does mutiplication, can spell better than his sister in 7th grade, computer literate, etc....
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No, what you are observing is not associated with your son's level of intelligence. The symptoms should be investigated, because they may be motor tics. An examination by a pediatric neurologist is a sensible plan.
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wow that's kinda neat sounding...and yeah in my experience the smartest people tend to be a little bit different in their own way from everybody else...as long as his "quirks" don't mess up/adversely affect your son's social life, then i wouldn't worry about it too much.  however, it sounds really cool that he is already so capable at such a young age.

best regards

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