Twice exceptional children
Advanced ideas and opinions
Poor social skills
High sensitivity to criticism
Specific talent or consuming interest area
Sophisticated sense of humor
Stubborn, opinionated demeanor
Poor performance in one or more academic areas
Difficulty with written expression
Wide range of interests not related to school
Penetrating insight into complex issues
Lack of organizational and study skills
Discrepant verbal and performance skills
High levels of creativity and problem-solving ability
Extremely curious, imaginative, and inquisitive
Giftedness sometimes goes hand in hand with various other disabilities. These kids are called Twice Exceptional: they were blessed with intellectual gifts and are classified as special needs.
A 2e child usually refers to a child who, alongside being considered intellectually above average, is formally diagnosed with one or more disabilities.
The disabilities are varied: dyslexia, visual or auditory processing disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, sensory processing disorder, autism, Asperger syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, or any other disability interfering with the student’s ability to learn effectively in a traditional environment.