Twice Exceptional – 2E

“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.” …from 2enewsletter.com

The following is a list of organizations that provide assistance to children and families:

PACER  www.pacer.org Offers assistance to individual families, workshops, materials for parents and professionals, and leadership in securing a free and appropriate public education for all children.

2E (Twice Exceptional )Website  (offers information newsletter subscription):  www.2enewsletter.com
This website and publications focuses on twice-exceptional children, including on parenting, education, and meeting their social and emotional needs.

Wrightslaw www.wrightslaw.com Wrightslaw presents accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.  While not specifically focused on the 2e child, the information offered by Wrightslaw is invaluable for parents of 2e kids.

MCGT2e Yahoo Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mcgt2e/
This group will offer a forum for thoughtful, supportive, lively discussion about the nature, needs, education, and upbringing of 2e youth. It will also serve as a channel to convey, to other online participants, information about helpful resources related to 2e youth, including (but not limited to) institutional programs, books, articles, videos, and (of course), upcoming face-to-face events for MCGT 2e participants.

This yahoo group is provided as a service by MCGT’s Twice Exceptional Parent Group.  For further information about the MCGT2e Yahoo Group or the Twice Exceptional parent group, contact Deantha Menon at [email protected].

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)
http://www.chadd.org
Comprehensive information about ADHD including new research, treatments and links to individual state chapters of CHADD.

LDOnline
http://www.ldonline.org
Broad range of information about learning disabilities and differences and their implications for academic and social development.

NLD On the Web
http://www.nldontheweb.org
Focuses on nonverbal learning disabilities including information on subtypes, diagnostic criteria, and links to parent-friendly resources.

Nonverbal Learning Disorders Associatio
n
http://www.nlda.org
Includes information about nonverbal learning disorders, how they may be evidenced at home and school and offers suggestions for treatment options.

Asperger’s Connection
http://www.theaspergersconnection.org
This web site allows individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome, their families and anyone with an interest in Asperger’s to interact and support one another. Expert panels provide professional guidance and short courses to site visitors, as well as additional related web resources.

Center for Collaborative Problem Solving
http://www.explosivechild.com
This site focuses on understanding and meeting the behavioral challenges of  inflexible children, including strategies for intervention that meet the needs of most children and their families.

Articles

Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children

Unique Challenge: sorting out the differences between giftedness and Asperger’s Disorder.

Giftedness/Asperger’s Disorder Checklist (GADC)© Prereferral Checklist

Turbulent Minds: Gifted, ADD, or Both

The Role of Parents in Helping Gifted Children with Learning Problems

Reducing Stress: Helping twice-exceptional students understand their exceptionalities