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Identifying Twice Exceptional "2e" Students and Helping Them Soar

As educators, we have all experienced differentiating lessons for our gifted students as well as modifying for those with learning disabilities. But what do we when we come accross a child that is both gifted AND afflicted with a learning disability? Twice exceptional children face several challenges in the classroom, but identifying these students and using strategies to focus on their gifts and overcome their disabilities will enable their learning.
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Identifying Twice Exceptional "2e" Students and Helping Them Soar
  • Jessica Akcinar says:
    Chris Weibe's blog offers creative ways to "sell" classic literature to twice exceptional students, from using technology to customizing study guides to "harnessing the power of social networking." These differentiation strategies can be applied to books of any subject and reading level.
  • Teachers’ Roundtable: Strategies for Engagement

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    twiceexceptionalnewsletter.wordpress.com
    twiceexceptionalnewsletter.wordpress.com
    Jessica Akcinar says:
    Various teachers of different content areas at Bridges Academy, a school for twice-exceptional children,each offer one strategy he/she uses to engage students. This collection of insights includes strategies for middle and high school students in about seven different subjects, including theater, Japanese, math, humanities, and science. You're sure to find something to fit your subject!
  • education.com
    education.com

    Twice Exceptional Children

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    Jessica Akcinar says:
    This Education.com article explains twice exceptionality and why it is so difficult to diagnose. Parents and teachers are also provided with strategies for helping the twice exceptional student who is struggling with reading and writing.
  • Twice Exceptional-Melissa

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    impactofspecialneeds.weebly.com
    impactofspecialneeds.weebly.com
    Jessica Akcinar says:
    This Weebly offers a collection of resources for teachers of twice exceptional students, including differentiated curriculum, charts and visuals, and a model of instruction and intervention. It can possibly be your go-to collection for 2e differentiation.
  • Jessica Akcinar says:
    Dr. Dan Peters of the Summit Center defines and explains twice exceptionality and the common learning, behavioral, emotional, or social disabilities that make gifted students twice exceptional, including ADD, dyslexia/dysgraphia, and Asperger’s. This video helps educators and parents identify and understand this paradox, the first step in supporting our learners.