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dc.contributor.authorMartinelli, Victor-
dc.contributor.authorCamilleri, Doriella-
dc.identifier.citationMartinelli, V., & Camilleri, D. (2016). Creative giftedness and dyslexia. Malta Review for Educational Research, 10(1), 97-109.en_GB
dc.description.abstractEmpirical studies of the relationships between dyslexia and creativity are inconsistent. While some anecdotal evidence suggests that there is a positive association between the two, some research suggests that such associations emerge in adulthood rather than in childhood or adolescence, usually as the result of adverse life experiences. The aim of this study was to examine whether adolescents with dyslexia possess superior creativity, measured through a standardised test battery, the Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (TTCT), in comparison to age peers. Participants were additionally assessed on a modified version of the Wisconsin Association Talent and Gifted Guide (WATG). The participants in this study were students diagnosed with dyslexia (N=38) and asymptomatic students (N=38) aged 13 years four months (average). The members of the group with dyslexia had been previously diagnosed and identified as students with additional educational needs. The participants in the research group were matched with asymptomatic (students without dyslexia) participants for age, socio-economic status, ability and type of school attended. Although there were apparent indications that the adolescents with dyslexia rated themselves as less creative than their asymptomatic counterparts, they performed better on most subscales of the TTCT. However, in this study, despite the slightly higher scores of students with dyslexia, the differences regarding creativity were not statistically significant. Within the limitations of the study, no support was found for the hypothesis that adolescents with dyslexia are highly creative or even perceived themselves to be so.en_GB
dc.publisherUniversity of Malta. Faculty of Educationen_GB
dc.subjectGifted children -- Education -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectAbility in childrenen_GB
dc.subjectDyslexia -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectDyslexics -- Education -- Maltaen_GB
dc.subjectCreative teachingen_GB
dc.titleCreative giftedness and dyslexiaen_GB
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dc.publication.titleMalta Review of Educational Researchen_GB
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