Twice Exceptional Children (2e) - Twice-exceptional children are gifted children of above average abilities who have special educational needs - AD/HD, learning disabilities, Asperger Syndrome, etc. Because their giftedness can mask their special needs and their special needs can hide their giftedness, they are often labeled as "lazy" and "unmotivated".
Gifted children are, by their very nature, asynchronous. Twice-exceptional (2E) children are even more out-of-sync. These children are both gifted and learning disabled. These learning challenges can include anything from anxiety to autism to dyslexia and more. Because the disabilities are so varied, this population is diverse and all-too-often misunderstood. Many twice-exceptional children are able to...Read More »