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ERIC Number: ED287242
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 146
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-86586-174-9
Intellectually Gifted Learning Disabled Students: A Special Study.
Hansford, Susan J.; And Others
The Intellectually Gifted/Learning Disabled Project investigated characteristics of this population and implications for educational programming. Twenty-three children, aged 7 to 16 years old, were identified through a referral process involving schools and parents. Only two subjects were female. A detailed analysis of school records; individual assessments of cognitive, affective, and language abilities; and parent interviews were utilized. An instructional component was designed to provide an appropriate and motivating educational program focusing on computer education; affective development; and a study of the brain, learning, and behavior. Among conclusions of the project were the following: that most schools identified students who were underachieving gifted children rather than learning disabled students (who would be expected to exhibit verbal-performance scale discrepancies and large amounts of subtest scatter); that successful learning disabled gifted individuals overcome their deficits by compensating with strengths; and that learning disabled gifted children may "alter the processing" of information by developing strategies using preferred performance modes. Among eight recommendations were the following: evaluate strengths and weaknesses in information processing; assist the development of metacognitive strategies; teach students to compensate for weaknesses by using strengths; develop higher order problem solving and information processing skills. (DB)
The Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($12.85, Stock No. B625).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.