Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties: Overcoming Obstacles and Realizing Potential [NOOK Book]

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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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Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties: Overcoming Obstacles and Realizing Potential

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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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VOYA - Julie Watkins
This excellent guide provides an invaluable resource for parents and educators of youth who are identified as both gifted/talented and learning disabled. Also known as "twice-exceptional," these students defy the conventional perception of what constitutes gifted individuals. Those who work with these young adults know that the educational obstacles that they face can be daunting. The challenge lies in helping them to realize their full potential while recognizing and accommodating their different learning styles. The four authors, all acknowledged as pioneers in the field, address how to identify these students, what they need from authority figures, and what should be expected from a good academic program. The text is easy to read, with chapters divided into manageable topics and subtopics. This layout is helpful to the reader searching for specific issues particular to their needs. Updated legal aspects and responsibilities are included as well as instructional and social strategies for success. Charts detailing what works and does not work in the classroom are particularly helpful. In addition, there are self-analysis questions appropriate for those of middle and high school age to reflect on their goals and progress. For those who work with or parent twice-exceptional children, this book will be an important reference to which they will refer time and again.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781618211323
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 225
  • Sales rank: 619,149
  • File size: 4 MB

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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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix
Introduction 1
Who Are These Kids? 9
How Do We Identify Smart Kids With Learning Difficulties? 33
What Needs to Be Done for Smart Kids With Learning Difficulties and Who Is Responsible? 61
What Do Good Programs and Services Look Like? 123
What Actions Ensure That Our Smart Kids Will Overcome Their Learning Disabilities? 153
Conclusion 171
Glossary 175
References 181
Resources 187
About the Authors 193
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