Gifted and Talented Children with Special Educational Needs

Author: Diane Montgomery
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135372985
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Gifted pupils who also have special needs often receive provision for the special need whilst the giftedness is overlooked. Children with such double exceptionality can become depressed, frustrated and misbehave, and may not fulfil their potential. Based on international research and practice, this practical text enables the reader to identify highly able pupils with special needs, such as ADHD, dyspraxia, dyslexia and Downs Syndrome, and then make provision for them within the mainstream school. The book offers three emerging themes: creating a positive, constructive and supportive learning environment; offering a cognitively challenging curriculum; and engaging the learners in partnership to understand and manage their learning support. Whilst aimed mainly at teachers and students at both primary and secondary levels, this book should also be of interest to educators, researchers and educational psychologists.

Gifted and Talented Education from A Z

Author: Buttriss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134022700
Format: PDF
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This quick reference guide contains comprehensive listings and definitions of common terms in able, gifted and talented education, as well as other aspects that you might need to learn about, find or use – all in a teacher-friendly format. It includes: clear and concise definitions that translate jargon into plain English a 'who's who' guide of gifted and talented education explaining the contribution of major experts and theorists alphabetical listings of organisations, resources, suppliers and websites full cross-referencing so you can find your answers quickly.

Able Gifted and Talented

Author: Janet Bates
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0826451519
Format: PDF, ePub
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This well-written and highly informative guide provides teachers and trainees with practical strategies for teaching gifted and talented children. Containing advice on key areas such as successful identification, developing a whole school working policy, creating challenges in the classroom and involving parents, this book will prove essential reading for teachers everywhere.

The SAGE Handbook of Dyslexia

Author: Gavin Reid
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1848600372
Format: PDF, ePub
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The SAGE Handbook of Dyslexia is a comprehensive overview of a complex field. It is a rich, critical assessment of past and present theory and current research, which also looks to the future. The editors have brought together key figures from the international academic world - both researchers and practitioners - to examine the relationships between theoretical paradigms, research and practice, and to map new areas of research. The book has 5 main sections: - neurological/genetic perspectives - cognitive and learning perspectives - educational influences - beyond school - international perspectives.

Curriculum and Pedagogy in Inclusive Education

Author: Melanie Nind
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136555374
Format: PDF
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While activists, politicians and policy-makers grapple with the big picture, teachers and learners are making inclusion happen in their day-to-day lives. This unique text shows the importance and reality of curriculum and pedagogy in developing inclusive practice in a range of settings. Bringing together an exemplary collection of key articles, this Reader provides ways of thinking about inclusive curricula and pedagogy as starting points for possible action, as wel as: * illustrating how teachers can get education right or wrong for diverse learners depending on the pedagogical decisions they make; * discussing the role of the ordinary, special and inclusive pedagogy; * showing examples of teaching that elicits genuine participation and active learning; * providing case studies, and lessons from learners about what makes good teaching for them. Curriculum and Pedagogy in Inclusive Education will be inspirational reading for anyone with an interest in making inclusion happen.

The Gifted and Talented

Author: Frances Degen Horowitz
Publisher:
ISBN:
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The chapters that this book comprises represent what is known about the gifted and the talented from a developmental perspective. As one author after the other stresses, this volume is equally a testament to what is not known. The chapters in this section [Part I] reflect the lack of agreement in past research over the nature of giftedness, but the authors raise similar questions for future investigations. These five chapters set forth major issues facing investigators in the field of giftedness. From the diverse points of view emerges one commonality: the call for prospective developmental research, guided by theory, to aid our understanding of the complex of factors that contribute to gifted performance. The authors of the chapters in this section [Part II] discuss giftedness in a social perspective and suggest areas in which research and innovative action might be most useful. In this section [Part III], authors explore approaches to studying the development of the gifted from diverse and innovative points of view.

Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults

Author: James T. Webb
Publisher: Great Potential Press, Inc.
ISBN: 0910707642
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Our brightest, most creative children and adults are often being misdiagnosed with behavioral and emotional disorders such as ADHD, Oppositional-Defiant Disorder, Bipolar, OCD, or Asperger?s. Many receive unneeded medication and inappropriate counseling as a result. Physicians, psychologists, and counselors are unaware of characteristics of gifted children and adults that mimic pathological diagnoses. Six nationally prominent health care professionals describe ways parents and professionals can distinguish between gifted behaviors and pathological behaviors. ?These authors have brought to light a widespread and serious problem?the wasting of lives from the misdiagnosis of gifted children and adults and the inappropriate treatment that often follows.? Jack G. Wiggins, Ph. D., Former President, American Psychological Association

Dreamers Discoverers Dynamos

Author: Lucy Jo Palladino, Ph.D.
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307775380
Format: PDF, ePub
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Does your imaginative, computer-proficient daughter tune out in the classroom? Does your spirited son become headstrong and aggressive when faced with the simplest decisions? Does your bold, energetic child have trouble focusing on basic tasks? Millions of children--one in five--have what psychologist Lucy Jo Palladino, Ph.D., calls the Edison trait: dazzling intelligence, an active imagination, a free-spirited approach to life, and the ability to drive everyone around them crazy. Named after Thomas Edison--who flunked out of school only to harness his talents and give the world some of its finest inventions--the Edison trait is on the rise in our younger generation. The heart of the issue is that they think divergently--they overflow with many ideas--while schools, organized activities, and routines of daily living reward convergent thinking, which focuses on one idea at a time. Drawing on examples from more than two decades of private practice, Dr. Palladino helps us cope with this challenging aspect of our child's intellect and personality, explaining in clear terms: - The three Edison-trait personality types: dreamers, discoverers, and dynamos - The eight steps to understanding, reaching, and teaching your Edison-trait child - The connection between the Edison trait and A.D.D. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Educating students with high ability

Author: Catherine Clark
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789231039720
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Teachers frequently focus less attention on highly able, bright, clever or gifted students than on other students. Perceived to be academically successful, these children often appear not to require much teacher assistance. However, these students do have needs. This publication seeks to explain these needs and the ways in which teachers can meet them, even when working in difficult circumstances with little support. This revised, second edition has been expanded and updated to include new material that will stimulate and inspire teachers dealing with high-ability children. It includes chapters on identifying high ability and its impact, unrecognized ability, teaching methods, underachievement, student-teacher relations, organization of learning, gender and culture, general advice to teachers, parental and community involvement, and local education authority and government support.--Publisher's description.