Puzzles, Mysteries, and Picasso: A Summer Camp for Students Who Are Gifted and Learning Disabled

Yssel, Nina; Margison, Judith; Cross, Tracy; Merbier, John
September 2005
Teaching Exceptional Children;Sep/Oct2005, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p42
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a summer camp program for gifted and learning disabled students, and offers a model that shows promise for effective programming for twice-exceptional students. Twice exceptional children present an immense challenge to parents and educators. Such students have unique learning needs that schools do not address. Many times, educators ignore a student's talents because the idea of a gifted stereotype can be inflexible. In other cases, teachers recognize a student's giftedness, but because of scheduling and a host of other problems, the school is unable to provide the enrichment and remedial programming that twice-exceptional children need. INSETS: What Does the Literature Say About Programs for GLD Students?;Why Are GLD Students Often Misidentified?.


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