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 – November/December, 2015

Focus: Going to College

Publishers' Letter – Read an introduction to this issue.

Profile of Landmark CollegeHow Landmark College, in Putney, Vermont, caters to students who learn differently by providing an array of offerings and supports. Find out how this school helps its students succeed. Plus, read a family’s and a student’s perspective on the school. (Available to subscribers)

Can My 2e Child with ASD Attend College? – Why the challenges of being a twice-exceptional student on the autism spectrum need not be a barrier to getting a college education – Read it.

Looking Ahead to College – What to consider in helping a 2e student select a college (Available to subscribers)

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

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

Dr. Sylvia Rimm. Child’s Issue Should Be Discovered – Read it.

Bob Seney on Books. A review of El Deafo 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.


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.

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

Tuesday, February 9: Items about all the usual suspects -- ADHD, depression, anxiety, dyslexia. 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, 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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