Authors: Susan M. Baum, Ph.D., Robin M. Schader, Ph.D., Steven V. Owen, Ph.D.
Product Code: 6441
ISBN: 9781618216441
Pages: 316
Availability: In stock.

To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled is one of the most popular resources available on identifying and meeting the needs of twice-exceptional students. This updated third edition provides a comprehensive look at the complex world of students with remarkable gifts, talents, and interests, who simultaneously face learning, attention, or social challenges from LD, ADHD, ASD, and other disorders. Through case studies and years of research, the authors present a rationale for using a strength-based, talent-focused approach to meeting the needs of this special population. From a thorough description of twice-exceptionality and the unique learning patterns of these students, to strategies for identification, comprehensive programming, talent development, and instructional strategies, this book explores the distinguishing strengths (yellows) and complex challenges (blues) that these students face. In painting, green is a mix of yellows and blues. Because of their individual characteristics, twice-exceptional students come in a remarkable range of greens.

2018 NAGC Book of the Year Award Winner


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Review: Gifted Child Today - July 1, 2018
In addition to providing detailed descriptions and examples of definitions and perceptions of twice-exceptional students, the authors take a close look at both the distinguishing strengths and the multifaceted challenges that these students deal with day in and day out and offer research-based direction for identification, comprehensive programming, talent development, and instructional strategies to help these students succeed.
Review: Twice-Exceptonal Newsletter - November 1, 2017
The third edition of To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled is a substantial, timely update to a standard in the field of twice-exceptionality. It’s clearly written with many examples, tables, and figures to illustrate the concepts presented. In addition, readers can access larger and more detailed versions of many of the tables and figures on the book’s webpage.
Review: Mindprint Learning - November 1, 2017
This is an excellent reference book for parents and educators working with twice-exceptional (2e) children, children who are gifted learners but also have a learning disability. The authors provide detailed explanations of the scientific and observable behavioral strengths and challenges faced by 2e students along with specific strategies and opportunities to support these complex learners.

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Review: Midwest Book Review - August 1, 2017
Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, “To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled” is a critically important and core addition to college and university library Special Education collections and supplemental studies reading lists.

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