Academic Strategies That Work for Gifted Students With Learning Disabilities

Coleman, Mary Ruth
September 2005
Teaching Exceptional Children;Sep/Oct2005, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p28
Academic Journal
The article presents information on academic strategies for teaching gifted students with learning disabilities. The learning profiles of twice-exceptional students tend to be uneven, sometimes these students shine and sometimes they struggle. The National Research Council's recent publication "How Students Learn," identifies three key principles of learning. Educators must build on the student's knowledge. Students must have a deep foundation of factual knowledge in order to develop competence in an area of inquiry. A metacognitive approach to instruction can help students learn to take control of their own learning by defining learning goals and monitoring their progress in achieving them.


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