twice exceptional

twice exceptional

A term coined by James Gallagher referring to students who are both gifted and have disabilities (e.g., auditory processing weaknesses, sensorimotor integration issues, visual perceptual difficulties, spatial disorientation, dyslexia and attention deficits). Such students need remediation for their learning deficits and enhancement for their strengths to achieve optimal results.
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Civic involvement: Co-Founder and Director of SOS for 2e (Supports, Options and Solutions for Twice Exceptional Children) and board of directors for Chicago Gifted Community Center
Instead, I wish to shine a light on the original intent of the program.Has it worked?Has it not?You see, I run the Gateway Academy in Phoenix.It is private, and one of only five schools in the country that educates a "pure population" of children in grades K-12 with Asperger's Syndrome.We call them "twice exceptional," because they are high-performing, caring, beautiful students.
Even more challenging are twice exceptional children, or 2e, those who are both gifted and have a learning or emotional disability or challenge.
Twice exceptional learners: effects of teacher preparation and disability labels on gifted referrals.
- "2E: Twice Exceptional," "Creatively Maladjusted" and "Welcome," Bijou Metro 5 p.m.
Another group often left out of gifted programs are students known as "twice exceptional." Such students may have a behavior disorder or act out in class, but they are also academically gifted.
She focuses on children with verbal and nonverbal learning disabilities; cognitive exceptionalities like mild intellectual disabilities, the twice exceptional, and traumatic brain injuries; attentional disorders; social disorders like behavioral and emotional disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and abuse and addictions; and motor disorders.
What if I am gifted and gay, or twice exceptional (gifted and have a disability)?
Joey's parents provided school personnel with articles on gifted children with Asperger's Disorder from 2e: The Twice Exceptional Newsletter as well as other resources from the gifted counselor/ consultant.
Gifted and learning disabled: Twice exceptional students.
This type of coursework or inservice training could serve to inform teachers of a broadened view of giftedness and increase awareness and identification of underidentified students, including the twice exceptional population.