Learning Disabilities, Giftedness, and Gifted/LD

Part of the Neuropsychology and Cognition book series (NPCO, volume 25)


Ellen is a superb musician but has trouble reading the newspaper. Mario can read the newspaper easily, but has difficulties with even the simplest mathematical problems. Ernest, a marvelous poet, can read and do mathematical-computation problems, but he has great difficulty with simple mathematical-reasoning problems. These hypothetical individuals, like many others, are gifted and yet have a learning disability. To understand the nature of such individuals, sometimes referred to as characterized by being “gifted/LD,” one must understand both the nature of giftedness and the nature of learning disabilities separately, and then in combination.


Learning Disability Reading Disability Learn Disability Developmental Dyslexia Pace Center 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PACE CENTERYale UniversityUSA
  2. 2.PACE CENTERYale University Moscow State UniversityUSA

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