Students with gifts, disabilities sometimes struggle to get help

11/25/2012 | Washington Post, The

Education reporter Jay Mathews writes in this blog post that homework and repetitive assignments are a challenge to complete for students who are gifted and who also have learning disabilities. Parents of such children often struggle to get accommodations for them because their teachers sometimes view these students as "lazy," he notes. Mathews argues that teachers should set aside preconceived ideas and, at least, consider accommodations for these students.

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