ERIC Number: ED374579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Jul
The Gifted/Learning Disabled Student: A Contradiction in the Classroom.
Bredekamp, Caroline M.
This study reviews literature concerning identification processes and appropriate learning strategies for gifted/learning disabled students. The literature review addresses current trends for identification and inclusion, student characteristics, and suggested placements. The analysis continues with an examination of the needs of a 17-year-old potentially gifted/learning disabled male, including a medical, social, emotional, and academic overview. The case study concludes that the boy's academic development seems to have been hindered by a lifetime of special education services that overemphasized weaknesses, while failing to recognize strengths. The paper concludes that such "paradoxical learners" are not being identified and included in appropriate educational settings, and that many educators find it difficult to accept the idea that gifts and deficits can exist in a single student. Recommendations are offered for serving gifted/learning disabled children more effectively, along with areas for further research. Appendices contain a glossary of terms, comprehensive student characteristics lists, and consent forms. (Contains 21 references.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master's Thesis, University of Northern Iowa.