Via the 2E Newletter Website:
“Some gifted children have learning difficulties. Estimates of how many vary greatly, anywhere from 2 to 5 percent of the population to as high as 20 percent of all gifted children. One common term for these children is GT/LD – gifted and talented/learning disabled. Another – one that encompasses a broader range of problems that affect learning – is twice-exceptional, or 2e. This term refers to the fact that some gifted children are exceptional both because of their strengths and because of their limitations. Coupled with high intelligence, these children also may have one or more learning disabilities, attention deficit, emotional or behavior problems, or other types of learning difficulties.”
Here are some articles that help to explain what twice-exceptional is all about.
- The 2e Dilemma: Understanding and Educating the Twice Exceptional Child, by Areva D. Martin, Esq.
- Don’t Get Caught in the Lazy Trap, by Linda C. Neumann
- The Mythology of Learning, a series of articles appearing in 2e Newsletter during 2009 that examine how commonly held views or practices related to teaching and learning can be detrimental to 2e students
- Twice-exceptional Students: Who Are They and What Do They Need? by Micaela Bracamonte
- What Can We Learn from a Tale of Two Cities? by Linda C. Neumann