Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities

Teachers or parents are often the first to notice reading problems in students. Most of the time, appropriate help is readily available at school. However, there are other issues that may cause students to struggle at school. Because these issues are not as well-known, they may be overlooked. Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities fall into this category. 

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Can Gifted Students Have Dyslexia?

Q: Can a student be both gifted -- and have dyslexia?

A: Yes. These are sometimes called "Twice Exceptional" students. The author of the article featured at the following link makes the important assertion that although it may be challenging to accomplish, "for gifted students who also have dyslexia, it is important to advocate with equal energy for both the disability and the ability."

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Gifted and Dyslexic: Identifying and Instructing the 
Twice Exceptional Student