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ERIC Number: EJ842374
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1046-6819
Postsecondary Students with High Abilities and Reading Disabilities: Case Analyses and Commentary
Mather, Nancy; Gerner, Michael E.
Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, v15 n3 p121-129 2008
Exceptionally bright and capable students with learning disabilities, often referred to as being twice exceptional, may fail to meet learning disabilities criteria if a strict psychometric approach is taken. To make an accurate diagnosis, an evaluator must consider their special circumstances, unique abilities, educational histories, and outstanding areas of competence. This article describes three cases of students in different stages of postsecondary education who possess high abilities and talents, but also struggle with aspects of reading performance. Six cautions and considerations are discussed. (Contains 1 figure.)
Learning Disabilities Association of America. 4156 Library Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234. Tel: 412-341-1515; Fax: 412-344-0224; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Junior High Schools; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Gray Oral Reading Test; Nelson Denny Reading Tests; Behavior Assessment System for Children; Wechsler Intelligence Scales Short Forms; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement