In the school setting, students with exceptional strengths and weaknesses may have different instructional needs than other students.
What’s not often well-known or well-understood is that students who are gifted may also have a special need or disability— just as students with disabilities may also be gifted.
“Twice exceptional” (2e) is the term used to describe intellectually gifted children with great potential for academic achievement who also have a learning disability or neurological challenge.
Twice exceptional, or 2e kids are notoriously difficult for schools to serve effectively for two reasons, say advocates, parents and some educators.
CHC's Vivien Keil, PhD, talks about the makeup of a twice exceptional student, why they experience anxiety, and how you can help.