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ERIC Number: EJ1068288
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0278-3193
A Case Study of Giftedness and Specific Learning Disabilities: Bridging the Two Exceptionalities
Wormald, Catherine; Rogers, Karen B.; Vialle, Wilma
Roeper Review, v37 n3 p124-138 2015
Despite being unable to dress himself, sit still on a chair, or write a legible sentence, Scott was, from a very early age, able to build whole cities from construction blocks, able to complete complex puzzles, and verbally precocious. Even with his disabilities and their contrast with his academic talent, he completed K-12 school and went on to excel at university. This case study represents the challenges many parents experience with identifying their children's disability and giftedness and ensuring that both exceptionalities are optimally developed. Through this case study, the roles an education system and the parents of such a child must assume if this development is going to happen are highlighted. Recommendations for identification, service provision, professional development for teachers, and collaboration among all parties connected with such students are made.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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