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If this describes a child you know, read Motivation Problem or Hidden Disability?
Pain, Waste, and the Hope for a Better Future...: "Invisible Disabilities" in the Educational System by Margi Nowak If Gifted = Asynchronous Development, then Gifted/Special Needs = Asynchrony Squared by Lee Singer It can be difficult for siblings of special needs children to understand that parents are not favoring the special needs child, that he or she truly has severe learning issues, yet at the same time to know that we empathize with their frustrations.
In addition, her new book, Different Minds: Gifted Children With AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and Other Learning Deficits, is well worth reading. By dramatizing the classroom experience so vividly, Lavoie lets us see the world through the eyes of a child.
It's important to realize that there are great individual differences among gifted children, and that those who are most highly gifted may not "look" gifted in school. At the end of the workshop, participants discuss strategies for working more effectively with learning disabled children." Click here to see a video clip.
In Siblings of Twice-Exceptional Children, I make some suggestions for dealing with these issues.
There are important emotional aspects to learning disabilities that are often neglected.
Resource Room - The Resource Room is a website with tools for learning, especially for people who learn differently or who have "learning difficulties" or specific "learning disabilities." Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI) is a collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education. is a wonderful neurologist who specializes in gifted/special needs children.
It is also available as a website (but may take a long time to load) at a shorter "Glossary and Guide to Acronyms" (also in PDF) by Leslie Packer, Ph.