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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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Publishers' Letter – Read an introduction to this issue.
Helping 2e Children with Emotional and Behavioral Issues – J Mark Bade interviews professionals about what to do when emotional/behavioral issues overshadow a child’sgifts and talents. (Available to subscribers)
Looking Beyond Behavior – Julie Skolnick describes how her coaching helped a parent shift the focus from her child’s inappropriate behavior at school to his strengths. (Available to subscribers)
2e and IDEA: The Right to Assessment and Services – J Mark Bade sheds light on a “win” for 2e students – a clarification from the US DOE on the protection of their rights. (Available to subscribers)
Annual Summer Camp Listing – Still looking for a camp for your 2e child? Check out our yearly listing here.
Book Review – Quiet Kids: Help Your Introverted Child Succeed in an Extroverted World (Available to subscribers)
News from the 2e Center for Professional Development – Read it.
Dr. Sylvia Rimm: Perfectionist Wonders What's Wrong With Perfect – Read it.
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.
According to Disability Scoop, the U.S. Department of Education has reminded state directors of special ed that twice-exception 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 chidlren; find it.
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.
Check out our YouTube channel, Your2eTV. There's 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.
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