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ERIC Number: ED234574
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Identification, Assessment, and Educational Programming for a Gifted, But Poorly Achieving Indian Child.
Scruggs, Thomas E.; And Others
The case study describes a summer program designed for an 8-year-old American Indian boy who had demonstrated superior reasoning abilities but poor academic skills. Measures used in identification and diagnosis are discussed, and reasons for re-evaluating an initial label of learning disabilities are considered. It is explained that a program was developed to treat the boy's deficiencies as skill areas, rather than processes in need of training. Assessment findings were used to develop a program composed of basic reading and math skills, application of skills to the study of animals, and activities for enjoyment. The program's success is interpreted in terms of two implications for teaching highly able, academically deficient children: ability training in skill deficit areas should be stressed, and clearly stated objectives are necessary. Implications for assessment and identification of other gifted Native American children are drawn. (CL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A