Gifted students with learning disabilities
There are some students who can go through all their years of schooling and not be helped in areas where they need help. These students are gifted/talented and also have a learning disability, the twice exceptional students. The twice exceptional students may be very gifted in some areas, but may not be able to read or write, and may be labeled as “lazy”. Other students have been found to have a learning disability, but are capable of so much more, but because of the “disability”, their gift/talent is hidden. The challenge is identifying the twice exceptional student, recognizing their gifts/talents, and, at the same time being able to accommodate their disabilities.
Keywords: twice exceptional, teaching, dual exceptionality, gifted and learning disabled
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