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Twice Exceptional Learners: Gifted Students with Learning Disabilities PDF Print E-mail
“Unevenness is the rule among academically gifted children, while global giftedness...is the exception”  - Ellen Winner  


On the basis of IQ, gifted children are more likely to show wide discrepancies between subtest scores than non-gifted children. In one study in the Port Washington school district (Sweetland), 54.7% of gifted students showed a greater than 18 point discrepancy between their WISC-III VIQ / PIQ, compared to 17.0% of a control sample. As a result...

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Writing for Visual Thinkers PDF Print E-mail
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Visual thinking is particularly strong in children, but conventional classrooms are strangely oblivious to consequences of visual thinking to the writing process. If you haven't seen it yet, check out our Writing for Visual Thinkers blog post as well as the links on that article.

Visual thinking poses a number of challenges to verbal expression - something that mistaken as poor effort, underachievement, or low intelligence.  

#1. Visual thinkers may learn and process information...

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Neurolearning Tips for Spelling PDF Print E-mail
Many children with severe spelling problems have dyslexia that may have not been recognized. Regardless of the source, understanding the different strategies that can overcome learning blocks in spelling can have a tremendous impact on lifelong spelling.



Tip #1: What's the Strongest Memory System?

The most common memory systems for spelling are auditory (remembering what's been said), visual (remembering the appearance of the sequence of letters), or kinesthetic (remembering movements of...

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