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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.
Gifted, Gay, and Dyslexic: Traits, Obstacles, and Solutions –
Terry Friedrichs looks at the school and societal challenges that 2e sexual-minority students face. (Available to subscribers)
Gifted and GLBTQ: A Parent’s Perspective – Teresa Ryan Manzella shares her experiences and thoughts on being the parent of a "queer kid" who's also gifted. (Available to subscribers)
Autistic, Gifted, and Queer Youth: Support, Engage, Encourage – Emily Brooks advocates for queer and gender-nonconforming youths on the spectrum, not just as a educator who work with them but as a member of the community herself, diagnosed with ASD and labeled as gifted. Read it.
Different but the Same: Lessons Learned from Educating GLBTQ Gifted Adolescents – Jennifer Broome shares "a small sampling" of what she's learned working with the very specific 2e population of gifted adolescents who are also gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or questioning their sexuality. Read it.
2e Tech, new column on educational technology – Read it.
Dr. Sylvia Rimm – Read it.
News – Read it.
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; find it.
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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