Twice Exceptional Students
Special Education Collection Gifted Education: Opening the Gates
How do schools screen students for gifted-education lessons? What groups of students are getting missed? And what are some ways schools can broaden their nets to capture nontraditional students for gifted services? Find some answers in this survey and story collection.
Special Education 'Twice Exceptional' Students Miss Out on Gifted Classes
Students who both have disabilities and are gifted are often overlooked when it comes to screening for gifted education. A California district found that it could buck the trend by casting a wider net for gifted students.
Special Education Opinion How Teachers Can Support and Challenge Twice-Exceptional Students
Too often, students who are both gifted and have disabilities are underserved, writes Caroline Galeota. Here are some ways teachers can better accommodate these learners.
Special Education Opinion A Special Education Student Speaks: I Navigate 'Parallel Universes'
Jack Bradley spends half his school day in a resource room and the other half in AP classes. He says the system often fumbles in dealing with "twice exceptional" students like him.
Education At ReelAbilities Film Festival, an Overdue Look at 'Twice Exceptional' Students
The documentary focuses on children who are gifted in one respect or another but also struggle with one or more cognitive disabilities.
Special Education Studies Shed Light on 'Twice Exceptional' Students
Early identification is key for students who are both gifted and learning-disabled, according to experts.
Education Opinion Twice Exceptionality Survey
Tamara Fisher asks, "What do you know about the twice-exceptional?" The National Institute for Twice-Exceptionality is conducting a survey to gather data from educators about their level of understanding regarding this unique population of doubly exceptional students.
Special Education Free Resource Friday: Twice-Exceptional Resource Handbook
The Colorado Department of Education-produced document offers a thorough introduction to the topic.
Education Funding University of Iowa to Create National Institute for Twice-Exceptional Students
The focus will be on students who are gifted and have disabilities.
Education Opinion Twice Exceptional - An Interview
In Gifted Education, twice exceptional (also “2e”) is the term used for those individuals who have dual (or even multiple) exceptionalities. They are both gifted “and” – such as gifted and learning disabled, gifted and bipolar, gifted and physically disabled, gifted and ADHD, etc. This dichotomy of polar exceptionalities can be incredibly frustrating for the individual (and their families and teachers), somewhat akin to being the rope in a tug-of-war – being pulled in one direction by their gifts and talents and the intense desire to pursue them, while also being pulled in another direction by some sort of physical, intellectual, psychological, or emotional challenge that can complicate (or even get in the way of) their ability to develop and fulfill their giftedness.
Special Education Double Trouble
Many brilliant individuals—Albert Einstein, Auguste Rodin, and Charles Darwin, among them—also have had to contend with a learning disability. In fact, one estimate suggests that as many as 180,000 gifted students with disabilities may currently be in the nation’s classrooms.