Students that have been diagnosed as gifted but also suffering from a learning disability, face a wide range of challenges both socially and academically. In the context of the support StudySpot Calgary can provide, we address those students where the discrepancy between their intellectual capability and their academic results can be attributed to poor academic skills.
Gifted students are often a victim of their own strengths, being able to achieve academically, especially in the elementary years, by taking advantage of strong cognitive abilities, primarily memory. These students are able to get by early on without developing the organizational and study skills that will be required for higher learning.
Students who are diagnosed as Gifted LD usually struggle with keeping organized and depend too much on their memory when it comes to studying for tests and exams. We will work with these students to develop the skills related to the use of their agenda, organization of their notes and binders and getting their work done in a timely manner. We also expose students to more effective test preparation strategies moving beyond the passive re-reading of notes to more active studying techniques. Pre-writing skills such as brainstorming and outlining are important to organizing and communicating ones thoughts clearly, which is another common weakness of gifted LD students.
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I would like to thank our coach and your organization for giving my son a great opportunity to improve. He is much more responsible now and understands the importance of working hard as well as how to work and organize himself.
Thanks for your good work with our son – I believe we are starting to see some positive changes and improvements. He seems to have a positive attitude overall and he is getting at his work on his own initiative which is good to see.
Our daughter feels much more confident and on top of her work and comments often about how strong her marks have become. She feels that her sessions with you have been a big reason for the turn around.
Thank you very much for providing such a very helpful facility for my daughter. She has benefited so much from the program, not only for her present situation but I think for life. Your coaches were excellent and they gave her the motivation, guidance, self-confidence and self-esteem that she lacked.
Our coach works hard with our son in helping him approach his academic studies with more maturity, effectiveness and independence. Our son has responded well to his mentors coaching and guidance.
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