1st Edition

Teaching Gifted Children with Special Educational Needs Supporting dual and multiple exceptionality

By Diane Montgomery Copyright 2015
    254 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    254 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Children with both giftedness and special educational needs are often found in the mainstream classrooms. This essential resource provides an overview of existing knowledge about dual and multiple exceptionality (DME), examining the needs of gifted and talented children from both the class teacher’s and SENCo’s perspectives. Diane Montgomery explores both the specialist interventions that some children will need at least for part of their school life, as well as the general inclusive provision that every school can develop to meet the needs of all children. Focusing on evidence-based identification throughout, chapters in this accessible book cover:

    • An analysis of the terms ‘giftedness and talent’ and the different methods that can be used for identifying them and assessing their limitations
    • Identifying and supporting a range of difficulties, syndromes and disorders such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, DCD, ASD, ADHD and SEBD
    • How to manage classroom behaviour, improve school ethos and create a DME-friendly school through inclusive teaching and learning

    This invaluable resource will assist you in creating a DME friendly school, help to integrate learners with a range of difficulties and enable them and others to learn.

    Introduction  1. DME and the identification of giftedness and talent  2. Identifying and supporting children with Developmental Coordination Difficulties – dyspraxia and dysgraphia  3. Identifying and supporting children with Dyslexia Spectrum Difficulties – dyslexia, dysorthographia and dyscalculia  4. Identifying and supporting children with High Functioning Autism - Asperger Syndrome  5. Identifying and supporting children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder  6. Identifying and supporting children with Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties: Managing classroom behaviour, improving classroom climate and school ethos  7. How to create the DME friendly school through inclusive teaching and learning  Postscript  References  Index


    Diane Montgomery is Professor Emerita at Middlesex University, UK, where she was Dean of Faculty and Head of the School of Education. She is a qualified and experienced teacher, teacher educator and chartered psychologist specialising in research on underachievement and dual and multiple exceptionality.


    "This book is a compelling read with little nuggets of information throughout. Its critical evaluation makes this a valuable read for those studying for academic qualifications as well as practising teachers, specialists and trainees. It is useful in providing general information but also can be used to investigate a range of strategies which can be used with a wide variety of learners. It allows the reader to question professional judgements and consider the changing face of provision with an analytical approach. Overall, this book is recommended for use by a variety of professionals in a range of settings." - Shirley Hewitt, SEBDA