Books & Materials:
Some of these sites, especially those
by private organizations, start out with their own specific
definition/conception of "gifted/LD." The Resource
Room cannot vouch for the accuracy/validity of their views.
I've tried to get various perspectives so that you can decide
what's useful for your situation.
Gifted - A well-organized list of internet resources
for both general and specific issues confronting folks
with intellectual gifts and accompanying unique challenges
of all sorts.
Council for Exceptional
Children's ERIC Cleraninghouse: Dual Exceptionalities
http://www.ericec.org/fact/dualexep.html - Articles
and links and booklists with information about giftedness,
learning disabilities, ADHD, etc.
Hoagies gifted page:
This has the most comprehensive collection of articles
and information I have found, from a wide variety of perspectives,
including "arguments from 'the other side'"
and "Kids and Teen stuff." Plenty of reading
-- another comprehensive resource list about gifted education
E-Mail lists GT-Special Mailing
a moderated, informative and supportive email list for
families with gifted/special needs children.
Interesting Sites and Articles
Council for Exceptional
Children's ERIC Clearinghouse: Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.cec.sped.org/ericec/faqs.htm - scroll down
to see the "gifted" articles. Included are questions
about the diagnostic tests for giftedness and learning
disabilities and information about ADD and giftedness.
- a website about "nonverbal learning disabilities."
This includes people with good to superior reading and/or
language skills who nonetheless struggle with learning
for any of a number of reasons.
Virtual School for the Gifted http://www.vsg.edu.au
- "In real life the gifted wear masks to enable them
to fit in with their peers, hiding intellectual passions.
The Virtual School for the Gifted is the place to remove
the mask. A place where no one knows your age, race, creed,
can tell if you have a disability, strange looks or peculiar
family -- nor do they care. At the Virtual School for
the Gifted you are judged solely on what you say. It is
a place to let your individuality, thoughts and ideas
run free. The Virtual School for the Gifted is a place
where you can just be yourself. "
it a Cheetah? by Stephanie Tolan (1996) http://www.resourceroom.net/giftedLD/cheetah.htm
This article isn't just here because Ms. Tolan gave permission
to disseminate it. It's a very thought-provoking metaphor
for how we define giftedness and potential in the people
Students: An Introductory Guide for Parents ERIC EC
Digest #E543 by Jacque Ensign February 1998. http://www.resourceroom.net/giftedLD/ERIChomeschool.htm
This article is mistitled; it applies every bit as well
to homeschooling LD students.
and Learning Disabled -http://www.ldonline.org/ld_indepth/gt_ld/gifted_ld.html
--LD OnLine's LD InDepth section has seven articles:
and Learning Disabled: Twice Exceptional Students,
Dawn Beckley, University of Connecticut, 1998 - From
The National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented,
this article describes identification issues and curricular
needs of gifted students with learning disabilities.
Children with Learning Disabilities: A Review of the
Issues, Linda E. Brody, Carol J. Mills, Journal
of Learning Disabilities, 1997.
But Learning Disabled: A Puzzling Paradox, ERIC
Digest 479, 1990. This informative article by Susan
Baum is helpful to both parents and educators in how
to serve this group of children.
and Learning Disabilities, ERIC Digest 427.
In this article C. June Maker and Anne J. Udall discuss
educational implications for the gifted learning disabled
and explore possible solutions.
and Learning Disabled? It Is Possible!,
Lynda Conover, University of Virginia, 1996 - This
article explores the identification and needs of students
who are gifted/learning disabled.
Department of Education Letter of Clarification, LDA,
that passing grades do not necessarilymean an appropriate
education is being given to a childl. Excerpts from
a letter byThomas Hehir, Director of the Office of
Special Education Programs concerning the affect of
federal regulations on the gifted learning disabled
and Children Who Are Gifted,
ERIC Digest #522 - This fact sheet summarizes
for parents and teachers information on children who
have an attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity
(ADHD), are gifted, or are both ADHD and gifted. It
also outlines how the two can be confused.
Disabled and Gifted: A Homeschool Perspectivehttp://www.geocities.com/Athens/Oracle/4336/ldgift.html
from the "Special Education Department" in the
Homeschool teacher's Lounge-- from Terrie Lynn Bittner,
"not an expert -- just someone who was forced to
learn." When you're lessons aren't working, go through
those tips -- the answer's probably in there.
- commercial site with an inclusive approach and many
interesting links and articles, including "the spacey
child" and "the visual-spatial learner."
Expert: Is Retention appropriate fort the gifted/LD/ADD
Dr. Jerome Schultz gives a short and long answer.
and design Projecthttp://jefferson.village.virginia.edu/~meg3c/id/id_intro.html
-- a course taught at the University of Virginia to gifted
and talented high school students.
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