DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WESTERN AUSTRALIA
- Gifted students with disabilities- Dual Exceptionality – http://www.det.wa.edu.au/curriculumsupport/giftedandtalented/detcms/navigation/identification-provision-inclusivity-monitoring-and-assessment/inclusivity/disability-and-learning-difficulty/Gifted Students come in all shapes, sizes, disabilities and backgroundsChildren can be intellectually, physically, academically, creatively or artistically gifted when they also have an autism spectrum disorder, learning or physical disabilities, vision, hearing or speech impairments, traumatic brain injuries or emotional disabilities.These students defy the notion of ‘global giftedness’, a phrase that denotes ability or talent in all academic areas. Children who are both gifted and disabled simply exhibit remarkable talents and strengths in one area and disabling weaknesses in others (Baum, 1990). These children are often under-identified in the gifted and talented population.
CATHOLIC EDUCATION OFFICE OF WA
- Catholic Education Office of Western Australia -Processes and Procedures for the Identification and Support of Gifted and Talented Students In Catholic Schools in Western Australia – http://ceo.wa.edu.au/ReligiousEducationCurriculum/CurriculumK-12/Documents/Processes%20and%20Procedures%20for%20the%20Identification%20and%20Support%20of%20Gifted%20and%20Talented%20Students%20in%20Catholic%20Schools.pdf Page 7 & 8 call Twice Exceptional/Gifted Learning Disabilities Dual Exceptionalities – it is the same thing.
“In the field of gifted education, dual exceptionality is a term used to describe those students who are gifted or display a talent in an area of performance or skill andwho may also have a special educational need. Giftedness,in combination with a special educational need, presentsa complex student learning profile. Such a multifacetedstudent profile may lead to not only the high ability or strength being over-looked,but the educative focus remaining on the intervention or remediation of an area perceived as a relative weakness. A significant number of twice exceptional students remain unidentified as either gifted or as having a learning disability. This lack of identification can result in the deterioration of student performance over time culminating in disengagement or social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.”