By implementing the strategies suggested in this book, teachers of twice-exceptional gifted students can ensure these students do not just survive in the classroom, but thrive.
Author: Beverly Trail
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Gifted students with disabilities, also referred to as twice-exceptional children, need the strategies in "Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children: Understanding, Teaching, and Counseling Gifted Students" in order to find success in the regular classroom. By offering a thorough discussion of twice-exceptional students based on research into how gifted students with disabilities learn, the author helps teachers and education professionals develop a broad understanding of the complex issues associated with gifted students who have disabilities. This comprehensive text provides an overview of who these students are, how teachers can tap into their strengths and weaknesses, and what educational strategies should be implemented to help these students succeed in school and beyond. The book will guide a collaborative team step-by-step through the process of identifying students' needs, selecting modifications and accommodations, and developing a comprehensive plan to meet the diverse needs of twice-exceptional children. By implementing the strategies suggested in this book, teachers of twice-exceptional gifted students can ensure these students do not just survive in the classroom, but thrive.
Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties provides cutting-edge, evidence-based approaches to creating an environment where twice-exceptional students can thrive.
Author: Scott Barry Kaufman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
In an educational system founded on rigid standards and categories, students who demonstrate a very specific manifestation of intelligence flourish, while those who deviate tend to fall between the cracks. Too often, talents and interests that do not align with classroom conventions are left unrecognized and unexplored in children with extraordinary potential but little opportunity. For twice-exceptional (2e) children, who have extraordinary strengths coupled with learning difficulties, the problem is compounded by the paradoxical nature of their intellect and an unbending system, ill-equipped to cater to their unique learning needs. Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties provides cutting-edge, evidence-based approaches to creating an environment where twice-exceptional students can thrive. Viewing the 2e student as neither exclusively disabled nor exclusively gifted, but, rather, as a dynamic interaction of both, leading experts offer holistic insight into identification, social-emotional development, advocacy, and support for 2e students. With chapters focusing on special populations (including autism, dyslexia, and ADHD) as well as the intersection of race and 2e, this book highlights practical recommendations for school and social contexts. In expounding the unique challenges faced by the 2e population, Twice Exceptional makes a case for greater flexibility in our approach to education and a wider notion of what it means to be academically successful.
This approach assists students in making connections between disciplines and
ultimately helps them use their strengths to compensate for their weaknesses. It
will also help teachers better address the needs of the twice-exceptional student.
Author: Kevin D. Besnoy
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
Some kids, including gifted students, have difficulties in school. Gifted students with learning disabilities may continuously struggle with certain areas of instruction, but never receive identification of or accommodation for their difficulties, because their gifts mask their disabilities. Gifted students with learning disabilities need unique instruction and a practical use of accommodations to succeed in school. It is important for educators to familiarize themselves with the definitions and characteristics of various learning disabilities and learn the strategies they can use in the classroom to help gifted/learning-disabled students succeed. In this book, Kevin Besnoy takes an in-depth look at the various learning disabilities and difficulties some gifted students face, provides practical tips for accommodating and planning instruction for those students, and gives an overview of federal law related to this population. This is one of the books in Prufrock Press' popular Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education. This series offers a unique collection of tightly focused books that provide a concise, practical introduction to important topics concerning the education of gifted children. The guides offer a perfect beginner's introduction to key information about gifted and talented education.
After realizing that her own son was one of these unique learners, Hirt developed strategies that any teacher or parent can readily implement.In her new book, Boost: 12 Effective Ways to Lift Up Our Twice-Exceptional Children, Hirt outlines ...
Author: Kelly Hirt
Publisher: Ghf Press
Even the most experienced teachers often know little about the challenges their gifted and twice-exceptional students face. Misinformation abounds, and well-intentioned in-class solutions can backfire. How can teachers support the educational and social needs of these unique learners, while still addressing the needs of all their other students? Kelly Hirt, a public school teacher with 25 years experience and writer at MyTwiceBakedPotato.com, understands the frustration felt by many teachers and parents. After realizing that her own son was one of these unique learners, Hirt developed strategies that any teacher or parent can readily implement. In her new book, "Boost: 12 Effective Ways to Lift Up Our Twice-Exceptional Children," Hirt outlines 12 strategies to design a supportive, safe, and encouraging learning environment for twice-exceptional students. By utilizing Hirt's strategies, educators will join with parents and students to create an educational experience in which all students can thrive and excel.
Revised edition of: To be gifted & learning disabled. Mansfield Center, Conn.: Creative learning Press, c2004.
Author: Susan M. Baum
Category: Attention-deficit-disordered children
To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled is one of the most popular resources available on identifying and meeting the needs of twice-exceptional students. This updated third edition provides a comprehensive look at the complex world of students with remarkable gifts, talents, and interests, who simultaneously face learning, attention, or social challenges from LD, ADHD, ASD, and other disorders. Through case studies and years of research, the authors present a rationale for using a strength-based, talent-focused approach to meeting the needs of this special population. From a thorough description of twice-exceptionality and the unique learning patterns of these students, to strategies for identification, comprehensive programming, talent development, and instructional strategies, this book explores the distinguishing strengths (yellows) and complex challenges (blues) that these students face. In painting, green is a mix of yellow and blue - and, because of their individual characteristics, twice-exceptional students come in a remarkable range of greens.
Slowly but surely , educators have come to acknowledge the dichotomy of
abilities that characterize students we now refer to as twice exceptional :
youngsters who have clearly exceptional abilities in some areas and
weaknesses in others .
Author: Karen L. Freiberg
This Eighteenth Edition of ANNUAL EDITIONS: EDUCATING EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN provides convenient, inexpensive access to current articles selected from the best of the public press. Organizational features include: an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites; an annotated table of contents; a topic guide; a general introduction; brief overviews for each section; a topical index; and an instructor’s resource guide with testing materials. USING ANNUAL EDITIONS IN THE CLASSROOM is offered as a practical guide for instructors. ANNUAL EDITIONS titles are supported by our student website, www.dushkin.com/online.
This book: Includes detailed examinations of co-occurring disabilities commonly found in twice-exceptional populations. Features studies of ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), anxiety, OCD, and more.
Author: C. Matthew Fugate
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Understanding Twice-Exceptional Learners offers an in-depth look at the needs and lived experiences of students who are twice-exceptional. This book: Includes detailed examinations of co-occurring disabilities commonly found in twice-exceptional populations. Features studies of ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), anxiety, OCD, and more. Bridges the divide between research about and practical strategies for teaching gifted students with learning challenges. Is Ideal for university teacher preparation courses and graduate programs. Provides strength-based strategies that focus on students' unique gifts and talents. Each chapter includes a comprehensive literature review, suggested interventions, resources for further exploration, and vignettes that highlight experiences of twice-exceptional students and the behaviors and needs that practitioners might commonly see in the classroom.
In my role as a twice-exceptional consultant, I have become increasingly aware
of the interrelationship between academic achievement and social/emotional
factors. Behavior problems can result from the frustration of trying to deal with two
This is a collection of over 40 articles written by parents, teachers, and twice exceptional children themselves.
Author: Kiesa Kay
Publisher: Avocus Pub
This is a collection of over 40 articles written by parents, teachers, and twice exceptional children themselves. It discusses the educational needs of children who are gifted but also are dealing with disabilities such as ADHD, Aspergers syndrome, dyslexia, et cetera.
Some have trouble interpreting social cues and processing visual and auditory information. Others have difficulty with time management and organization; they may finish their homework but routinely forget to turn it in.
Category: Documentary-style films
2e: Twice Exceptional examines the concept of “twice exceptionality” - gifted or highly gifted children with learning disabilities and/or differences. Some have trouble interpreting social cues and processing visual and auditory information. Others have difficulty with time management and organization; they may finish their homework but routinely forget to turn it in. Some have been labeled as “underachievers” and “lazy”, accused of just not trying hard enough.. Yet they can retain huge volumes of arcane information in subjects that interest them, solve complex mathematical problems or master an unfamiliar musical instrument with ease. They have vexed their parents and are often considered “at risk” by traditional school systems. They are our next-gen geniuses, mavericks and dreamers - Malcolm Gladwell's budding “outliers.”. While exploring the concept of twice-exceptionality and the development of creative educational solutions designed specifically to engage these unique students, 2e: Twice Exceptional focuses on several middle school and high school students at Bridges Academy in Studio City, California. Begun in 1994 as an afterschool tutorial program to help gifted students who were nevertheless failing high school, Bridges Academy has grown to become one of the first schools in America dedicated solely to the education of 2e students. Bridges has attracted the interest of the international educational community for its inspired approach in looking “outside the box” to find strength-based teaching methods for these students.. The documentary features interviews with students, parents, teachers and psychologists.. 2015 Richmond International Film Festival - “Best Documentary Feature”. 2015 Silver Springs International Film Festival - “Audience Choice - Best Feature”. 2015 Eugene International Film Festival - “Best Social Benefit Documentary”
I believe this book will inspire a new generation of educators and parents to champion the cause of twice-exceptional children and will help to ensure that these children can truly become themselves in all of their wonderful baffling ...
Author: Diane M. Kennedy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Family & Relationships
The future of our society depends on our gifted children—the population in which we’ll find our next Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, or Virginia Woolf. Yet the gifts and talents of some of our most brilliant kids may never be recognized because these children fall into a group known as twice exceptional, or “2e.” Twice exceptional kids are both gifted and diagnosed with a disability—often ADHD or an Autism Spectrum Disorder—leading teachers and parents to overlook the child’s talents and focus solely on his weaknesses. Too often, these children get lost in an endless cycle of chasing diagnostic labels and are never given the tools to fully realize their own potential. Bright Not Broken sheds new light on this vibrant population by identifying who twice exceptional children are and taking an unflinching look at why they’re stuck. The first work to boldly examine the widespread misdiagnosis and controversies that arise from our current diagnostic system, it serves as a wake-up call for parents and professionals to question why our mental health and education systems are failing our brightest children. Most importantly, the authors show what we can do to help 2e children, providing a whole child model for parents and educators to strengthen and develop a child’s innate gifts while also intervening to support the deficits. Drawing on painstaking research and personal experience, Bright Not Broken offers groundbreaking insight and practical strategies to those seeking to help 2e kids achieve their full potential. Diane M. Kennedy, author of The ADHD-Autism Connection, is a long time advocate, international speaker/trainer, and mother of three twice-exceptional sons. Rebecca S. Banks, M.A., co-author of The ADHD-Autism Connection, is a veteran educator, national speaker/trainer, and mother of two twice-exceptional children. Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is a professor, prolific author, and one of the most accomplished and renowned adults with autism in the world.
SECTION I : GENERAL INFORMATION Name of Program Twice - Exceptional
Child Project : Identifying and Serving Gifted / Handicapped Learners Project
Director Dr . Elizabeth Nielsen , University of New Mexico , Albuquerque , NM
Author: Sandra L. Berger
Publisher: Council Exceptional Children
This directory resulted from a 1991 survey of 46 programs funded under the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 1988. The projects are listed alphabetically by state, city, and name of project. Projects have been divided into two types: (1) those that provide direct services to children and (2) dissemination projects. Projects in each of these types are summarized in a matrix display listing state, grantee, name of program, type of district, age/grade, and target population characteristics. A discussion of the Javits Act covering purpose, eligibility, types of projects funded, and source of further information is also provided. Individual project descriptions comprise most of the document and contain sections providing (1) general information, (2) program description, (3) program implementation, and (4) program evaluation. Among information provided for most projects is the following: project director, address, funding period, telephone, goals of program, program description, type of district, target population, selection criteria, identification procedures, number of children served, number of people involved in program implementation, type of preservice or inservice training, key conditions for replicating the program, cost of replicating the program, availability of technical assistance, most effective features of program, most surprising or challenging features of program, planned followup activities, and evaluation plan. A final section lists project directors, locations, and telephone numbers. (DB)
In this book, the author provides a thorough explanation of the various special education needs hindering the identification, schooling and social successes of the twice exceptional, while supplying methods and best practices for positive ...
Author: Rosemary Callard-Szulgit
Twice Exceptional Kids, is a response to education intervention with a practical and common sense approach for the identification, understanding, and education of academically gifted children, handicapped by one or more learning disabilities. In this book, the author provides a thorough explanation of the various special education needs hindering the identification, schooling and social successes of the twice exceptional, while supplying methods and best practices for positive behavioral support (PBS) of the students in their school and home environment. To be effective, education programs need to incorporate a variety of components to meet the challenging needs of the twice exceptional. This book provides them. Steps for positive advocacy are given along with appendices of appropriate support organizations and parenting groups. Twice Exceptional Kids is a helpful stratagem for all educators and parents interested in providing the appropriate education for these special children and helping them achieve to their fullest potential.
This study utilizes qualitative research methodology to investigate the unique
characteristics and experiences of twice - exceptional learners that influence their
academic achievement and satisfaction with life . An extensive review of the ...
Conversely, even children with one of these diagnoses can be cognitively gifted. Raising Twice-Exceptional Children provides parents with a roadmap to understand the complex makeup of their gifted-plus, or twice-exceptional, child or teen.
Author: Emily Kircher-Morris
Just because a child is gifted doesn't mean they don't have other types of neurodivergence, like ADHD, autism, dyslexia, and more. Conversely, even children with one of these diagnoses can be cognitively gifted. Raising Twice-Exceptional Childrenprovides parents with a roadmap to understand the complex makeup of their "gifted-plus," or twice-exceptional, child or teen. It also: Guides parents to understand a child's diagnosis. Helps parents meet a child's social-emotional needs, build self-regulation skills and goal setting, and teach self-advocacy. Helps parents collaborate and communicate with teachers and school staff. Gives advice on finding strength-based strategies that support development at home. Normalizes parents' experiences and destigmatizes perceptions of neurodivergent kids. For too long, these kids have fallen through the cracks, but the neurodiversity movement is shining light on their unique needs. As the fields of education and psychology discover more about twice-exceptionality, parents need information about how to best support their neurodivergent kids by leveraging their strengths while supporting their struggles.
This book: Helps families navigate twice-exceptional life by translating best practice into helpful advice. Guides parents who are trying to reach out, find information, and develop their child's talents.
Author: Claire Hughes
Parenting Bright Kids With Autismdiscusses the frustrations, the diagnoses, the challenges, and the joys as parents help their gifted children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) thrive in school and at home. This book: Helps families navigate twice-exceptional life by translating best practice into helpful advice. Guides parents who are trying to reach out, find information, and develop their child's talents. Helps parents acknowledge and get help for, but not focus on, areas of challenge. Is written by a professor of special education who is also a mother of a gifted child with high-functioning autism. Is a revision of the popular Children With High-Functioning Autism. Topics range from understanding the first signs of autism and the diagnosis, finding a support network, and filling out necessary paperwork, todetermining the various types of therapies available and planning for adulthood. The book also discusses issues that these kids may face as they become teenagers and enter college. With the advice and encouragement provided in this book, parents will receive valuable insight into this new world of caring for a gifted child with autism.
Gifted and talented students with coexisting learning disabilities, also known as twice-exceptional, are increasingly recognized in U.S. schools.
Author: John Francis Stillman
Gifted and talented students with coexisting learning disabilities, also known as twice-exceptional, are increasingly recognized in U.S. schools. This increasing awareness needs to be met with improved legal protection, better methods for identification and optimized teaching strategies for the unique needs of these students. For this thesis, literature from a range of disciplines including education, cognitive science, and psychology regarding twice-exceptionality is examined, with a specific focus on gifted students with language-based learning disabilities like dyslexia, along with commonly comorbid factors such as ADHD and anxiety. The challenges of these students are also modeled using human centered design tools. Personas of archetypal twice-exceptional students are presented to create empathy for them and awareness of their unmet needs. Design frameworks are examined that aim to improve education universally for all students. Research strongly suggests that twice-exceptional students are under-identified and underserved in our schools and that comprehensive, individualized teaching strategies are necessary in order for them to reach their full potential. Teaching methods are outlined that simultaneously highlight strengths and accommodate the challenges of this important group of gifted learners.
Author: Emily Kircher-MorrisPublish On: 2021-03-31
Or their giftedness blocks educators from seeing their struggles. This book helps teachers recognize, support, and meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of 2e students"--
Author: Emily Kircher-Morris
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Category: Children with mental disabilities
Twice-exceptional (2e) learners have often been misunderstood, disciplined, unchallenged, and left behind. They're called lazy and unmotivated. But they're not: a diagnosis, such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, or anxiety, masks their giftedness. Or their giftedness blocks educators from seeing their struggles. Often, educators don't have the tools to meet their needs. This book bridges that gap to help teachers recognize, support, and meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of 2e students.wice-exceptional (2e) learners have often been misunderstood, disciplined, unchallenged, and left behind. They're called lazy and unmotivated. But they're not: a diagnosis, such as ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, or anxiety, masks their giftedness. Or their giftedness blocks educators from seeing their struggles. Often, educators don't have the tools to meet their needs. This book bridges that gap to help teachers recognize, support, and meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of 2e students.