What’s 2e?

It’s short for twice-exceptional, a term often used to describe kids who are exceptional because they’re gifted and because they have learning disabilities, learning disorders, attention difficulties, or just plain learning differences. Find out more.


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Current Issue – March/April, 2016

Focus: Twice-exceptionality in
New York City

Publishers' Letter – Read an introduction to this issue.

Profile of The Lang School – The Lang School, opened in 2010, serves 2e students in Manhattan. Find out how it supports these learners. (Available to subscribers)

Interview with M. René Islas, Executive Director of NAGC – Find out what’s going on at the organization and what's planned for the future. (Available to subscribers)

Conference Coverage: Breakthroughs in Twice-Exceptional Education, Part 1 – Highlights and session coverage of this second annual conference held in New York City in March (Available to subscribers)

Annual 2e-friendly Summer Camp Listing for 2016 Read it.

From the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development: News & Research Findings – Read it.

Dr. Sylvia Rimm. Timing Can Cause Problems – Read it.

Bob Seney on Books. Three Treasures – Read it.

The Best Thing I Ever Did for My 2e Child. Parents share what they believe is the best thing they’ve done for their child – Read it.

News – Read it.

Events Read it.


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Spotlight on 2e Series

Informative, easy-to-understand 25- to 40-page booklets. Great for expanding your own understanding of twice-exceptionality or for helping others better understand these often misunderstood kids. Two booklets also available as PDFs.

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Research Participation Opportunity

January, 2016.  A university researcher and teacher preparation professional at the University of Redlands in California has IRB approval and is launching a qualitative study to gather insight from parents, teachers, and administrators, as well as 2e students who are now over 18. She hopes to use these insights to prepare future educators to effectively meet the needs of 2e students. Find out more.

Still Wondering how You'll Keep that 2e Child of Yours Occupied this Summer?

See our annual list of 2e-friendly camps and programs a little help in getting you started on your search.

2e Learners: An Annotated Bibliography

Check out this latest addition to the 2e Resources section of our website an annotated bibliographyof research and writings on the topic of twice-exceptional learners that includes resources from 2009 through 2013. We thank the FPG Child Development Institute and Mary Ruth Coleman for making this resource available to 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter.

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2e on YouTube

Have you visited our YouTube channel, Your2eTV? On March 2 of 2016 we posted our newest video, this one featuring Beverly Trail, Ed.D, author of the book Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children (from Prufrock Press). At SENG 2015, Beverly sat down with the publishers of 2e Newsletter and offered all kinds of tips for educating twice-exceptional students. We hope you find it useful. Thanks, Beverly! Find the video

You'll also find a video on "the basics" — use it to let those unfamiliar with twice-exceptionality discover what it's all about. Another video features 2e expert Susan Baum providing some basic tips to both parents and educators. And a third video features educational consultant Matthew Wanzenberg on the transition from high school to college for twice-exceptional students, and how a coach can help during that transition. And there are more videos to come in the near future.

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If you subscdribe to 2e Newsletter, know that you have colleagues in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, France, Japan, Slovenia, UK, Belgium, Israel, Malaysia, the Philipines, India lots in New Zealand and Australia, some in Canada, many many in the United States and some in the genteel island of Bermuda, where we dream of having high tea with cucumber sandwiches and vichyssoise in the late afternoon. We hope you find the newsletter to be your gateway to the 2e community!

5 Things You Can Do to Be More Engaged in the 2e Community

We understand that whatever role you have in the 2e community (and some of you have multiple roles), you’re likely to be challenged for time. That said, we’d like to offer some ideas for ways in which we can all strengthen our community. Read more.


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