This concise and practical guide thoroughly presents the characteristics of children with specific mild exceptionalities in today's diverse classroom. Using an active, problem-solving approach that reflects how today's students learn, Dr. Sydney S. Zentall identifies the characteristics of children with mild exceptionalities that can be gleaned from observations, written descriptions, and personal interactions. Unlike many texts on this topic, which overwhelm students with extraneous information, The text focuses on the characteristics of these students within general education and special class settings. With this knowledge readers will better understand the implications of characteristics for accommodations and be ready to apply this knowledge with empirically based interventions.

Exceptionalities Co-Occurring with Gifted and Talented: The Twice Exceptional

Exceptionalities Co-Occurring with Gifted and Talented: The Twice Exceptional

Exceptionalities co-occurring with gifted and talented: The twice exceptional

Twice-exceptional students are often overlooked in the American education system (Assouline, Foley Nicpon, & Whiteman, 2010), and perhaps this occurs because we do not understand the nature of intelligence. General intelligence is more than book learning or test-taking skills. It reflects a deep capacity for comprehending the environment, solving problems, handling abstract ideas, learning quickly, and profiting from experience (Lubinski, 2009). Although it involves broad capacity, it is typically measured by an intelligence test and an IQ score. A high score of 130 is the cutoff for gifted and talented, with 160 as the cutoff for highly gifted children. In fact there is evidence of a significant ...

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