Most children experience similar difficulties in growing up, but gifted children and youth tend to experience more conflicts earlier, especially in school.
According to Perrone (1997), the career is central to the identity of gifted individuals, and gifted persons are more likely to work at one job for life, going against current trends that show typical workers changing jobs, occupations, and careers multiple times.
Kottmeyer says she believes the way she's navigated the public education system on behalf of her kids is "the least worst option," but adds that the situation for most gifted kids in public schools is getting worse.
During the past year there's been a drumbeat of publicity decrying the state of gifted ed, particularly following the publication of a handful of books on the topic.
Regardless of the level of their actual academic achievement, and regardless of cutoff scores for identification in their particular school, gifted students are at the upper end of the bell curve of school abilities.
Curricula, conceptions of intelligence, measurement, and characteristics of giftedness have received considerable focus in research related to education of gifted students.
Finally, the court noted that the value of the gifted
units was irrelevant to the present-interest issue.
For counseling purposes, researchers have contended that students with both these exceptionalities can be viewed as underachieving gifted students (Gallagher, 1997; Mendaglio, 1993; Silverman, 1989).
Being able to identify gifted students with learning disabilities is of importance to school counselors for several reasons.
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