Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Twice Exceptional Students: Disparity Between Potential and Performance

5 things that make the twice-exceptional student have such a wide disparity between their potential and their performance:

  Learns differently — Dr. Silverman refers to these students as visual spatial learners — we tend to call them right-brained learners. That is these students learn best when they see and experience information and they use their right-brains, far more often than their left-brained peers. Often these students have difficulty with sight word vocabulary (e.g. words like but, what, if, however, etc.) and recognizing words they have previously learned but not mastered
2-  Skips words and lines when reading
3-  Has difficulty paying attention to that which is boring
4-  Is very anxious
5-  Is very frustrated

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