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About 14% of intellectually gifted children also have a learning disability. Shutterstock

Intellectually gifted students often have learning disabilities

Mention the terms "intellectual giftedness" and "learning disability" and there is a general understanding of what each term means. However most people are unaware that in many circumstances the two can go hand in hand.
Learning disabilities may make life more of a challenge, but a diagnosis is not a life sentence. Shutterstock

Does my child have a learning disability?

For some children, despite having no known physical or mental disability, learning to read, write, spell, do maths, dress, throw and catch a ball, or organise themselves presents significant challenges…
Parents often know best how to help their kids overcome barriers to learning. Olesia Bilkei/Shutterstock. Cognitive development photo

Changes to special needs education may shut out parents

How schools should support students with special educational needs and disabilities is a controversial area of research. Debates continue over whether certain conditions exist or not, or if they are “over…
Many children have difficulty reading, but should we label this dyslexia? shutterstock

Should we do away with ‘dyslexia’?

In their recently published book, The Dyslexia Debate, Joe Elliott and Elena Grigorenko controversially call for the term “dyslexia” to be abandoned. They argue it is an imprecise label that does nothing…
New tech open avenues for dyslexic readers. thequietlibrary

E-readers prove easy on the eye for dyslexics

Using an e-reader may help some dyslexic students understand what they read more effectively, researchers at Harvard University argue. In a paper published in the journal PLOS One, the authors found that…

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