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ERIC Number: EJ1065056
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0027-4321
Gifted Students with Disabilities: "Twice Exceptionality" in the Music Classroom
Abramo, Joseph Michael
Music Educators Journal, v101 n4 p62-69 Jun 2015
Many music educators teach students who are both gifted and possess a learning disability--what is commonly referred to as "twice exceptionality." This article describes some characteristics of twice-exceptional students, the challenges these students often face in school, and some strategies music educators can use to properly differentiate instruction and curricula. The strategies offered include highlighting strengths and mitigating areas of challenge; emphasizing integrative thinking and deemphasizing dispersive thinking; allowing students flexibility of choice; overtly teaching organizational skills, self-regulation, and compensation strategies; and building relationships. While the differentiation strategies suggested are specifically for twice-exceptional students, they can benefit all students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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