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Intellectually gifted students often have learning disabilities

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Abstract


  • Mention the terms “intellectual giftedness” and “learning disability” and there is a general understanding of what each term means. However, most people are unaware that in many circumstances the two can go hand in hand.

    Current US research suggests that 14% of children who are identified as being intellectually gifted may also have a learning disability. This is compared to about 4% of children in the general population. No-one has been able to explain this discrepancy.

    While children who are intellectually gifted are acknowledged, the fact that some of these students could also have a learning disability is ignored. Teachers are not trained in identifying these children or how to teach them so they can reach their full potential.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Wormald, C. (2015). Intellectually gifted students often have learning disabilities. The Conversation, 25 March 1-3.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2412&context=sspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1413

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 25 March

Place Of Publication


  • http://theconversation.com/intellectually-gifted-students-often-have-learning-disabilities-37276

Abstract


  • Mention the terms “intellectual giftedness” and “learning disability” and there is a general understanding of what each term means. However, most people are unaware that in many circumstances the two can go hand in hand.

    Current US research suggests that 14% of children who are identified as being intellectually gifted may also have a learning disability. This is compared to about 4% of children in the general population. No-one has been able to explain this discrepancy.

    While children who are intellectually gifted are acknowledged, the fact that some of these students could also have a learning disability is ignored. Teachers are not trained in identifying these children or how to teach them so they can reach their full potential.

Publication Date


  • 2015

Citation


  • Wormald, C. (2015). Intellectually gifted students often have learning disabilities. The Conversation, 25 March 1-3.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2412&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/1413

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Volume


  • 25 March

Place Of Publication


  • http://theconversation.com/intellectually-gifted-students-often-have-learning-disabilities-37276