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A Double Label: Learning Disabilities and Emotional Problems among Gifted Children

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Many gifted children are “double labeled”, namely in addition of being gifted they are also learning disabled and/or suffer from emotional, social or behavioral problems. This article will present the difficulties gifted children with a double label have to deal with, especially the difficulties in the educational system. Because of the double label the educational team faces a double challenge, in most cases without being equipped with the required knowledge or the support they need. This article will describe three case studies; techniques for intervention with such children and their families will be suggested.


International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences (Volume 75)
H. David, "A Double Label: Learning Disabilities and Emotional Problems among Gifted Children", International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, Vol. 75, pp. 22-31, 2017
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January 2017

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