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 – September/October, 2015

Focus: 2e-friendly Schools

Publishers' Letter – Read an introduction to this issue.

New in Hopkins, Minnesota: Arête Academy – A new 2e-friendly school is always news. Learn what Arête means and how it fits into the school's mission. (Available to subscribers)

Conference Preview: NAGC 2015 – Find out about the 2e-related sessions happening at what’s billed as the largest gifted conference. Read it.

2e Changing Lives – People's lives can change dramatically as a result of becoming the parent of a 2e child. Melissa Sornik is one of them. Read her story. (Available to subscribers)

Conference Coverage: SENG 2015, Part 2 – Highlights and 2e-relevant session coverage (Available to subscribers)

Commentary: Do We Need to Handcuff Eight-year-old Boys? – Read long-time educator Bill Dickerman's response to the handling by police of an upset young boy with ADHD. Read it.

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

Dr. Sylvia Rimm – Parents Should Explain ADHD to Child Read it.

Bob Seney on Books. A review of Fish in a Tree Read it.

News – Read it.

Events Read it.

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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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2e Community Alert

According to Disability Scoop, the U.S. Department of Education has reminded state directors of special ed that twice-exceptional children must be evaluated and served under IDEA. The memo refers to 2e kids as "children with disabilities with high cognition." Disability Scoop puts quotes around term "twice exceptional" (It's not real?), but that's okay; we'll take what we can get. Find the memo. After the Disability Scoop article, psychologist Dan Peters provided some background at the site of the Huffington Post on how the memo came about, along with his perspective on the whole issue of identifying and serving twice-exceptional children; find it.

2e Learners: An Annotated Bibliography

Check out this latest addition to the 2e Resources section of our website an annotated bibliography of 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? There you'll 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.

From the Blog

Monday, November 30: U.S. legislation on education, several items on ADHD and meds, and more. See the most recent post. See all past postings.

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If you subscdribe to 2e Newsletter, know that you have colleagues in Singapore, Hong Kong, mainland China, Italy, Denmark, 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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