Profiles of High Ability Students
The special populations course will focus on the unique needs of particular groups within the gifted population who are not typically well represented. Students will learn about the unique needs and characteristics of these groups, including racial/cultural/ethnic backgrounds, socio-economic, twice exceptional, English language learners, underachievers, and highly gifted students, as well as others. In particular, we will focus on the experiences of gifted students with learning disabilities; students will consider those children whose gifts are in domains not traditionally addressed by school systems. The course will examine concerns that affect each of these groups, as well as counseling, programming, and strategies that tend to be successful in indentifying and accommodating these learners. The participants will plan activities and lessons to address issues affecting the gifted.