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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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Current Issue – January/February, 2018

Focus: Advocating for 2e children

Publishers' Letter – Read an introduction to this issue.

Advocating for Twice-exceptional Children A look at advocacy at the federal and state levels and tips from NAGC’s director of government relations on ways to make legislation serve the needs of 2e kids. Read it.

Organizing for Advocacy How Twice exceptional Children's Advocacy came to be and the benefits that come when parents work together for change. Read it.

Resources for Education Advocacy Websites and other resources to help parents become effective advocates for their 2e children. Read it.

From Misconception to Evidence-based Understanding Strategies to help parents become more effective advocates. Read it.

Conference Coverage: NAGC 2017, Part 2 – More highlights from the annual Gifted conference. Read it.

News from the 2e Center The first of three columns looking at profiles of 2e students with dyslexia, ADHD, and ASD, and practical ways to meet their needs. Read it.

Dear Dr. Sylvia: Gifted Child Needs Challenge. Read it.

Bob Seney On Books: Addressing Diversity Through Literature. 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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Looking for a good book for a 2e Reader?

See our book columnist Bob Seney's most recent annual list of top picks for gifted and 2e kids.

A New Advocacy Resource!

Check out the new Advocacy area of our website. Find articles, resources, and a valuable listing of Department of Education clarifications of federal law as it pertains to twice-exceptional students.

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The newest addition to our Spotlight on 2e Series, Bob Seney: On Books, is now available. It's a collection of Professor Seney's columns from 2e Newsletter, his recommendations for books for gifted and twice-exceptional young people. Find it!

From the Blog

Check out the latest news and information of the interest to the 2e community giftedness, ASD, dyslexia, resources, and more. See the most recent post. See all past postings.

Looking for a school for your 2e child?

Check out our updated information on private schools for 2e kids, part of our listing of schools and programs for twice-exceptional children.

Seeking a Service Provider?

Check out our database of professionals who provide services to the 2e community. You can find a provider (http://2edb.info) or refer a provider (http://2edb.info/submit). Use 2edb as a username and access77 as a password.

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Take advantage of the many free resources available on our website. You'll find 13 years' worth of columns by current and past columnists ranging from reviews of book for 2e readers, to technology tips to help 2e learners, to experiences shared by parents of 2e children. Browse through nearly 50 articles on a host of 2e-related topics. And read about research-based teaching strategies that work for 2e learners.

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? 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 of 2e" — use it to let those unfamiliar with twice-exceptionality discover what it's all about. Another video features 2e expert Susan Baum providing 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.

Who Subscribes to 2e Newsletter?

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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