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Twice exceptional children

Strengths

Superior vocabulary
 

Advanced ideas and opinions

Deficits

Poor social skills
 

High sensitivity to criticism

Strengths

Specific talent or consuming interest area

 

Sophisticated sense of humor

Deficits

Stubborn, opinionated demeanor

 

High impulsivity

Poor performance in one or more academic areas

Difficulty with written expression

Deficits

Wide range of interests not related to school

Penetrating insight into complex issues

Strengths

Lack of organizational and study skills

Discrepant verbal and performance skills

Deficits

High levels of creativity and problem-solving ability

Extremely curious, imaginative, and inquisitive

Strengths

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 disorderobsessive-compulsive disordersensory processing disorderautismAsperger syndromeTourette Syndrome, or any other disability interfering with the student’s ability to learn effectively in a traditional environment.

 

The child might have a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or diagnoses of anxiety or depression. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twice_exceptional)

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