Academic Leadership: The Online Journal


This study was viewed as being significant for teachers who are interested in teaching the LD/gifted. Children who are both gifted and learning disabled are likely to benefit from the knowledge and skill of educators who are committed to developing both the cr4eativity and academic areas of students who are gifted and learning disabled face obstacles in the typical classroom setting. Parents of these students also might benefit from this study. Parents and students should be more aware of the availability of services their schools provide in assisting them in becoming successful. Federal laws such as PL. 94-142 mandate that all students with disabilities are to receive a free and appropriate education and must have an Individualized Educational Plan (IEP) to meet their needs.