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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.
Giftedness and Introversion: Joy and Challenge – Dorothy Sisk and Michele Kane look at characteristics/needs of introverted youngsters anddiscuss accommodations that can help them develop optimally. (Available to subscribers)
Linda Silverman on Introversion – Observations on gifted introverted learners and teaching strategies that work well with them. (Available to subscribers)
At the Movies: “2e: Twice Exceptional” Makes Its Debut – Julie Skolnick reviews the new film documentary. Read it.
Book Review – Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking (Available to subscribers)
News from the 2e Center for Professional Development – Read it.
2e Tech by Marlo Thurman: The Maker Movement – Read it.
Dr. Sylvia Rimm: Perfectionist Students Can Lose Confidence in High School – Read it.
Bob Seney on Books: Rain, Reign – 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.
At the end of the year, many parents like to thank teachers who have made a difference for their children during the past nine months. That's why we're offering a $25 gift that includes a subscription to 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter along with the booklet Understanding Your Twice-exceptional Student. A newsletter subscription is normally $35, and the educator's booklet $12. Send them both to your favorite teacher for $25 (plus shipping on the booklet) by ordering at this special page on our website.
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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