Gifted pupils who also have special needs often receive provision for the special need whilst the giftedness is overlooked. Children with such double exceptionality can become depressed, frustrated and misbehave, and may not fulfil their potential. Based on international research and practice, this practical text enables the reader to identify highly able pupils with special needs, such as ADHD, dyspraxia, dyslexia and Down Syndrome, and then make provision for them within the mainstream school.
The book offers three emerging themes: creating a positive, constructive and supportive learning environment; offering a cognitively challenging curriculum; and engaging the learners in partnership to understand and manage their learning support.
Whilst aimed mainly at teachers and students at both primary and secondary levels, this book should also be of interest to educators, researchers and educational psychologists.
Table of Contents:
- A Neurodevelopmental approach to learning disabilities – Diagnosis and treatment
- The gifted and learning diabled student – Teaching methodology that works
- Giftedness, talent and dyslexia
- Nonverbal learning difficulties
- Show me the light – I can’t see how gifted I am. Gifted children with visual impairment
- Gifted children with hearing impairment
- Gifted with behaviour disorders. Marching to a different drummer
- Children with Asperger Syndrome and related disorders
- Interventions with talented at-risk populations with emotional and behavioural difficulities
- Gifted children with Down’s Syndrome. A contradiction in terms?
[ISBN: 9781853469541; 128 Pages]
[Author: Diane Montgomery; Age Suitability: All]