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Posted on October 19, 2014 5:23 pm
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Cheneal
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Identifying Gifted Students Who are Special Ed.
Mr. Tyson has just become the gifted program coordinator. He is aware that students are pre-screened by their classroom teachers and recommended to him for further screening. Mr. Tyson has created a gifted characteristics spreadsheet for the teachers to use to identify gifted characteristics in the classroom. Many teachers are convinced that because they are working with students who are classified special ed, they could not be considered gifted or twice exceptional. What can Mr. Tyson do to help break those stereotypes that don't allow students to be properly identified as gifted.
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 19, 2014 6:13 pm

HyNusa
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Sometimes, teachers get in their mind that a student is SPED and they forget there is a BIG umbrella that SPED consist of. Maybe having a meeting with these teachers and giving them examples of a twice exceptional student would help them understand there is a such thing. Until I was presented with the material, I did not realize this was even possible.
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Solution 2
Posted October 19, 2014 8:16 pm

Mallorie Hyatt
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Mr. Tyson could request professional development for these teachers regarding the non-modal gifted to build awareness and remove their unintentional bias. Many teachers do not realize that a student can be gifted and still have a disability that may act as a mask for those who are not informed.
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Solution 3
Posted October 19, 2014 8:58 pm

eWuNep
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I have a student in my classroom who is both gifted and autistic. It wad difficult for me to understand at first, but after working with the student I noticed areas where his giftedness stood out. It was helpful for me to actually work with this child in order to understand how children can be twice exceptional. I suggest that Mr. Tyson actually provide teachers with examples of how students can be classified both special ed. and gifted. Maybe if the actually see examples it will be easier for them to identify these students in their own classrooms.
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Solution 4
Posted October 19, 2014 9:31 pm

Ashley Gladden
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Maybe they could have a separate screening for twice exceptional students to show teachers that students can be gifted and SPED. Mr. Tyson can work especially with those teachers who have SPED students to help them identify gifted characteristics within the students.
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Solution 5
Posted March 12, 2015 12:50 am

aqeRyR
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This is a trend that I in fact see quite often. This is why I hate simply stating that a student has a "disability" because I prefer to focus on their abilities as I feel that all students are able. I definitely think that Mr. Tyson should in fact have a meeting with the co- teachers and Special Ed Department head at the school to talk to them about those characteristics to look for specifically in the students in which they service. These co- teachers are individuals who have a deeper relationship with these students and know a lot about their background and educational history. He should also include familiar student cases with them in order for the teachers to relate to a real situation closer to home.
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Solution 6
Posted March 14, 2015 6:23 pm

PejuQe
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I have the same issue in my classroom. I have a student who is near to beginning the process of screening for spec. ed. I however feel that this student could also be gifted. He is very creative, has a high vocabulary and can apply it in the correct situations, questions a lot of things, etc. I always try to document these types of behaviors from the student to ensure that someone can see what I am trying to get across.
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