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ERIC Number: ED430344
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 4
Abstractor: N/A
Dual Exceptionalities. ERIC Digest E574.
Willard-Holt, Colleen
Gifted students with disabling conditions remain a major group of underserved and understimulated youth. This digest stresses the importance of both accommodating the disability appropriately while recognizing and nurturing the individual's intellectual strengths. Discussion of assessment is followed by a series of lists intended to assist parents and teachers in recognizing intellectual giftedness in the presence of a disability: gifted students with visual impairments, gifted students with physical disabilities, gifted students with hearing impairments, and gifted students with learning disabilities. Three additional lists are intended to help distinguish between gifted students who are bored and students who have an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The final section considers implications for students with dual exceptionalities in lists which address implications for identification, instruction, and classroom dynamics. (DB)
ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Council for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1589; Tel: 800-328-0272 (Toll Free); e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Reston, VA.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A