TITLE

Addressing the Social and Emotional Needs of Twice Exceptional Students

AUTHOR(S)
King, Emily Williams
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
Teaching Exceptional Children;Sep/Oct2005, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the emotional and social needs of twice-exceptional students. Students who are both gifted and have learning disabilities exhibit superior intellectual ability as well as a significant discrepancy between their level of performance in a particular area, such as reading, mathematics, spelling, or written language, as compared with their performance in areas of strength. School can be very frustrating for a twice-exceptional student. Because of their ongoing conflict between intellectual strengths and academic struggles, many students who are gifted and have learning disabilities develop low self-concepts alter starting school. These students have also been shown to have difficulty with social skills and often report feelings of not fitting in with their peers.
ACCESSION #
18367487

 

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