Gifted Adults with Learning Disabilities in PostSecondary Settings
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There is much research reported on children with learning disabilities and less reported on children who are gifted and have learning disabilities (Brody & Mills, 1997). However, there are even fewer published studies about adults with learning disabilities in postsecondary programs (Kovach & Wilgosh, 1999) and even less about gifted adults with learning disabilities. This chapter highlights these gifted adults with learning disabilities and describes and analyzes their postsecondary experiences particularly as they relate to their learning and study strategies. These strategies were chosen as a focus because they are necessary for success in college, and because we believe an examination of how these twice-exceptional people survived or did not survive in college will serve to inform others how to succeed beyond their high school careers. This understanding can help improve effectiveness in all learners (Vaidya, 1993).
KeywordsAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Learning Disability Learn Disability Metacognitive Knowledge Study Strategy
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