ERIC Number: ED262522
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
The Gifted and Talented Handicapped. 1985 Digest.
Maker, C. June; Grossi, John
The digest examines aspects of serving gifted and talented handicapped students in the schools. This population includes persons of outstanding ability or potential who are capable of high performance despite handicaps such as visual, hearing or orthopedic impairments; emotional disturbances; or learning disabilities. Examples of prominent gifted and talented handicapped individuals, such as Helen Keller and Franklin D. Roosevelt, are cited. The need for providing special education programs to these students is emphasized. Possible impacts of disablities on the student's development of intelligence or talent are considered. Identification concerns include educating teachers, parents, and diagnosticians to search for potential. Biographical information records, and peer evaluation forms may be used. Services to these students can be promoted by such approaches as encouraging support for research on the topic and on the formation of advocate groups. (CL)
Descriptors: Definitions, Disabilities, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Gifted, Handicap Identification, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Talent, Talent Identification
ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 (one free copy).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
Identifiers: ERIC Digests