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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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Focus: The Gifted Side of 2e
Publishers' Letter – Read an introduction to this issue.
What Is Gifted and Why Does It Matter? – How giftedness is defined, why identifying gifted children is important, and how we can better serve the needs of the gifted. Read it.
Intelligence Denied: When Your Gifted Child’s Abilities Are Ignored – What happens when gifted children go unidentified and their needs go unmet. (Available to subscribers)
Profile of Quad Prep, a 2e-focused School in New York – How a school's unique models of instruction and support work to the advantage of its students. (Available to subscribers)
Resources for your Gifted Library – Useful books and other suggestions for getting up to speed on the gifted side of 2e. (Available to subscribers)
IAGC Convention Coverage, 2e-related conference sessions. Read it.
News from the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development – An upcoming symposium in California features pioneers in the field of 2e. Read it.
Dr. Sylvia Rimm: How to Share Gifted ID With Child. See what Dr. Rimm advises. Read it.
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We've released second editions of two of our "Spotlight on 2e Series" booklets, Parenting Your Twice-Exceptional Child and Understanding Your Twice-exceptional Student. Find out more at this special offer page.
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.
Check out our updated information on private schools for 2e kids, part of our listing of schools and programs for twice-exceptional children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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