Gifted students with learning disabilities: Who are they?

Benjamin J. Lovett, Lawrence J. Lewandowski

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More than 20 years ago, psychologists first described gifted students with learning disabilities (LD). In the past decade, several sets of identification criteria have been proposed for this population. Many of the suggested assessment practices are unsupported by research in psychoeducational assessment, and some have been directly contradicted by recent research. We argue that an uncritical acceptance of the concept of concomitant giftedness and LD has led to unsound identification procedures and to interventions that are not targeted properly. Specific recommendations for future research and implications for current clinical practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)515-527
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of learning disabilities
Issue number6
StatePublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Education
  • General Health Professions


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