* Intellectually Gifted Kids And Learning Disabilities

This site, Climbing the Cinder Cone, was developed to provide resources to parents who struggle to meet the mental health challenges of their kids. In this post, twice exceptional kids are the focus. Read on for more….

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Introducing a new kind of post for the Cinder Cone: one that shares the most-viewed link originally appearing on Climbing the Cinder Cone’s Facebook page in the previous month. This way, anyone who doesn’t see the links on Facebook will still get to read the best relevant articles I could find.

The most-viewed link from April 2015 was an article in Science 2.0 that discusses gifted kids with learning disabilities. It says that 14% of gifted kids may have a learning disability, compared with 4% of the general population. The educational system is NOT set up to accommodate, or even recognize, these “GLD” students. Frustration, confusion, and lost opportunities are among the results.

Click the link below to see the entire article:

Intellectually Gifted Kids And Learning Disabilities Often Go Hand In Hand.

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4 thoughts on “* Intellectually Gifted Kids And Learning Disabilities

  1. Saw you on Suzie81 this morning.
    I’m in my mid 60’s, have a vision impairment, dyslexia and made it through high school without reading very much. The first 2 years of college i flunked out. Then, 11 years later I went to college again with the help of disabled student services and book-on-tape. Without accommodations, I wouldn’t have graduated with a 3. something-or-another GPA.

    No one knew what the problem was, believing I was simply lazy. But if you can’t remember what you read, and reading is hard, you just get to the point where you listen to conversations of others about the topic and wing it. That’s where books on tape and studying in groups made all the difference.

    I can’t stress the importance of programs that help Twice Gifted children learn.

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    • Thank you so much for sharing your amazing story. You sound like a determined woman! I’m so glad that you were able to get the modifications you needed. It still drives me crazy when I hear someone called “lazy” like that. Grr! Thanks again.

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