ERIC Number: EJ918502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
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Reference Count: 13
On the Diagnosis of Learning Disabilities in Gifted Students: Reply to Assouline et al. (2010)
Lovett, Benjamin J.
Gifted Child Quarterly, v55 n2 p149-151 Apr 2011
Gifted students often fail to achieve at a superior level in one or more academic areas. In this reply to an article by Assouline, Nicpon, and Whiteman, the author reviews various explanations for this phenomenon, including motivation/interest, learning opportunities, and error in measuring students' ability-achievement discrepancies. The author also describes different methodologies for investigating whether learning disabilities are overidentified among gifted students and, more broadly, considers the appropriateness of a learning disability diagnosis in students with average achievement. The author concludes with thoughts on the proper interpretation of Assouline et al.'s results.
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Identification, Gifted, Student Motivation, Student Interests, Error of Measurement, Academic Ability, Academic Achievement
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