Saturday, August 4, 2007

Lit Review 10

Title: Gifted students with learning disabilities: recommnedations for identification and programming
Author: M. Elizabeth Nielsen

Author's methodology: examined school district diagnostic data for 22,000 children, tested over a 7 year period

researchers examined the school records, looking especially for students with learning and/or behavioral difficulities
If the IQ was over 120, the students were tested for giftedness
also, records for previously identified gifted students were examined to locate any with undiscovered learning disabilities
Researchers then looked for discrepancies between performance on intellectual ability measures and measures of academics, also looking for extreme scatter on subtests on intellectual measures
Teachers and diagnosticians work as collaborative teams
Give students opportunities to react with similar peers

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