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ERIC Number: EJ1060218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1696-2095
Assessments of Intellectually Gifted Students With(out) Characteristic(s) of ASD: An Explorative Evaluation among Diagnosticians in Various Psycho-Educational Organisations
Burger-Veltmeijer, Agnes E. J.; Minnaert, Alexander E. M. G.; van den Bosch, Els J.
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v13 n1 p5-26 2015 Apr 2015
Recently, Burger-Veltmeijer, Minnaert & Van den Bosch (2014) constructed a conceptual framework, called the Strengths and Weaknesses Heuristic ("S&W Heuristic") which might provide systematicity and coherence in research as well as psycho-educational praxis, regarding assessments of Intellectually Gifted (IG) students with (suspicion of) Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In this contribution it was evaluated whether assessments in psychoeducational practice were consistent with the theoretical principles of the "S&W Heuristic." The results indicated the possibility of missed signals of ASD-characteristics among IG-students as well as a trend that a rather large number of the assessments of IG students with(out) characteristics of ASD might not be arranged in a systematic dimensional needs-based way, according to the basic principles of the "S&W Heuristic." These findings suggest either the necessity of optimisation of assessments trajectories in psycho-educational practice, or the necessity of optimisation of the "S&W Heuristic" itself.
University of Almeria, Education & Psychology I+D+i. Faculty of Psychology Department of Educational and Developmental Psychology, Carretera de Sacramento s/n, 04120 LaCanada de San Urbano, Almeria, Spain. Tel: +34-950-015354; Fax: +34-950-015083; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children
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