Teaching Gifted Students With Disabilities

Teaching Gifted Students With Disabilities


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For the first time, the Gifted Child Today Reader series brings together the best articles published in Gifted Child Today, the nation's most popular gifted education journal. Each book in this series is filled with exciting and practical classroom ideas, useful summaries of research findings, discussions of identification and classroom management, and informed opinions about educating gifted kids. Anyone involved in education will benefit from the practical, research-based ideas this unique series has to offer.

Students who have both gifts and disabilities exhibit remarkable talents or strengths in one area and disabling weaknesses in another. For example, the student may be highly verbal, but may be disorganized or have poor spelling and handwriting skills, as well. As he or she grows older, the gap may widen between expectations and performance. The focus is only on the disability and not the gifts.

Teaching Gifted Students With Disabilities offers both general information on gifted students with disabilities, as well as specific analysis of those with ADHD and Asperger's Syndrome. Several case studies offer an empathic first-person view from the eyes of teachers, parents, and the students themselves, and a section on identification and instructional strategies will arm teachers with crucial information and ideas on how to work with and help these students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593631680
Publisher: Prufrock Press
Publication date: 09/01/2005
Series: Gifted Child Today Reader Series
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 780,276
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Susan K. Johnsen, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at Baylor University. She directs the Ph.D. program, and programs related to gifted and talented education. She is past-president of the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented. She has written more than 100 articles, monographs, technical reports, and books related to gifted education. She is a frequent presenter at international, national, and state conferences.

She is editor of Gifted Child Today and serves on the editorial boards of Gifted Child Quarterly and Journal for Advanced Academics. She is the author of Identifying Gifted Students: A Practical Guide. She also coauthored the Independent Study Program and three tests that are used in identifying gifted students: Test of Mathematical Abilities for Gifted Students (TOMAGS), Test of Nonverbal Intelligence (TONI-3), and Screening Assessment for Gifted Students (SAGES-2).

James Kendrick, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Baylor University. He holds a doctorate in Communication and Culture from Indiana University, Bloomington. For 7 years, he was the Scholarly Division Editor at Prufrock Press Inc., where he oversaw the publication of several research journals and numerous books in the field of gifted education.

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