Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties, 2E: Overcoming Obstacles and Realizing Potential

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The second edition of Smart Kids With Learning Difficulties is an updated and comprehensive must-read for parents, teachers, counselors, and other support professionals of bright kids who face learning challenges every day. This practical book discusses who these students are; how to identify them; what needs to be implemented; best practices, programs, and services; and specific actions to ensure student success. Along with tools and tips, each chapter includes Key Points, a new feature that will help focus and ...

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Overview

The second edition of Smart Kids With Learning Difficulties is an updated and comprehensive must-read for parents, teachers, counselors, and other support professionals of bright kids who face learning challenges every day. This practical book discusses who these students are; how to identify them; what needs to be implemented; best practices, programs, and services; and specific actions to ensure student success. Along with tools and tips, each chapter includes Key Points, a new feature that will help focus and facilitate next steps, and desired outcomes and follow-up for parents and teachers. The new edition includes a look at current definitions of twice-exceptional students; updated research findings and identification methods; a detailed description of the laws and policies impacting this population; what works and what doesn't work; model schools; Response to Intervention; Understanding by Design; comprehensive assessments; social-emotional principles; and new assistive technology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781618210760
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2013
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 225
  • Sales rank: 537,088
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Weinfeld is a national leader in the education of gifted children with learning difficulties. Weinfeld was instrumental in coordinating the Montgomery County, MD, gifted and learning disabled program and is currently an educational advocate in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He has also taught courses on GT/LD at the Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of two previous books, one on GT/LD and the other on overcoming the learning challenges of boys.

Sue Jeweler, a retired teacher, spent her 30-year career in Maryland's Montgomery County Public Schools. Mrs. Jeweler has been a consultant to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian Institution, National Geographic, Berns & Kay, and Street Law.

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