General Information



Please choose from the following resources.

General Information

1.
NAGC Twice-Exceptional Position Paper
This position paper briefly summarizes NAGC's views on twice-exceptional children with discussion on how Response to Intervention (RtI) affects gifted children and how to discern between disabilities under IDEA and common characteristics of gifted children. Three research-based recommendations for working with twice-exceptional learners are also provided.

2.
Seven Steps for Strategic Planning
Through this summary of educational planning considerations for twice-exceptional learners, educators will be able to work through some of the challenges involved in providing a quality education to these children. The seven steps are reviewed and templates are provided that will assist teachers and other administrators in planning for these students' strengths and areas of concern.

3. Social and Emotional Needs of 2e Learners
This article provides an overview of some of the social and emotional concerns that are likely to be seen in twice-exceptional children both in the classroom and at home. Teachers are provided with a list of specific recommendations aimed at fostering healthy social and emotional development in these students.

4.
Effective Program Practices for Underserved Gifted Students: A CEC-TAG Educational Resource (book)
Teachers and administrators will both appreciate the clear, succinct format of this book providing an overview of some instructional strategies appropriate for gifted learners. In addition, some sample lesson plans and templates are provided.

5.
Effective Curriculum for Underserved Gifted Students: A CEC-TAG Educational Resource
(book)
This book contains targeted strategies to help culturally and linguistically diverse learner's succeed in the classroom. Specific recommendations for teachers, counselors, administrators and other key stakeholders are presented.

6. Page from Uniquely Gifted with a listing of print and web resources
This page publish by Uniquely Gifted offers a listing of books and websites that parents and teachers may find helpful. The books are organized by area including treatment and medication, specific special needs, teenagers, social skills, and books with special needs characters. Magazines and newsletters are also listed.

7.
Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students
AEGUS is a group committed to serving gifted students who are currently underachieving including those who may not be identified as gifted or may have not have had the educational experiences necessary to develop their abilities. They also provide a list of relevant resources.

8.
Council for Exceptional Children
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) offers resources, advocacy information, professional development opportunities and publications pertaining to children with a diverse range of needs, including those who are twice-exceptional. CEC membership includes journals, increased professional development opportunities, the opportunity to participate in special interest divisions, an online member community and an online job board.

9. Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page, Gifted Children with Special Needs
Hoagies "all things gifted" page includes resources addressing the needs of gifted learners as well as those who are twice-exceptional. Information can be found regarding social and emotional needs, specific academic areas, characteristics of gifted children, links to social networking communities, and a listing of upcoming conferences. There are also pages geared towards parents, educators, and gifted children.

10. Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)
Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) is a national organization devoted to supporting mental health and social/emotional development in gifted learners. They offer online resources, SENGinars (webinars) for teachers and parents, a newsletter and a directory of local parent support groups.

11. Uniquely Gifted: Identifying and Meeting the Needs of the TwiceExceptional Student (book)
This book offers parents, teachers, and others interested in twice-exceptional children a collection of real-life experiences from multiple perspectives, including the perspective of twice-exceptional children. These articles and stories target family concerns, educational strategies, research and theories about giftedness, and school administration ideas.

12. Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children: Understanding, Teaching, and Counseling Gifted Students (book)

This book was written especially for professionals interested in developing new skills to help twice-exceptional leaners experience greater academic, social, and emotional success at school. All parts of the identification and planning process are discussed as well as more specific strategies that focus on helping these students.

13. Bright Kids- Pintrest
The Bright Kids Pintrest page, created by Mensa for Kids, is a collection of educational ideas, children's books, creative art projects, resources for specific school subjects and games for gifted children. There is something here for every academic subject, multiple other interest areas, and fun ideas for the classroom or family night.

14.
Smart Kids with Learning Difficulties: Overcoming Obstacles and Realizing Potential (book)
This book contains educational strategies that can be used by teachers, counselors, administrators, parents, and even students to help gifted children with learning disabilities experience greater success in the classroom.

15.
The Mythology of Learning: Understanding Common Myths About 2e Learners (Spotlight on
2e Series)

16.
Understanding Your Twice exceptional Student (Spotlight on
2e Series)

17.
Identifying Artistically Gifted Children
This brief overview provides some guidance as to the identification of artistically gifted children and adolescents. Characteristics of these children are provided along with some short vignettes depicting artistically gifted students.

18.
Searching for Meaning: Idealism, Bright Minds, Disillusionment, and Hope (book)
This book takes a closer look at some of the emotional concerns that can be challenging for gifted individuals including idealism and existential depression. The author discusses the major theories pertaining to idealism, how idealism relates to depression, and some common negative coping strategies, before offering positive replacement coping strategies. This is a great resource written for parents or teachers.

19. Tips for Teachers: Teaching Students with Disabilities

This is a fantastic reference packet with lists of accommodations broken down by disability category. The strategies presented are clearly described and very practical for the classroom.

20.
Guiding Students with High Abilities: Social and Emotional Consideration

This document provides an overview of social and emotional concerns related to gifted students. Manifestations of these concerns in the classroom and at home are discussed and tips are provided for parents, teachers, students, and counselors.


Educational Resources:

1. Accommodations for 2e Children
This overview provides suggestions as to strength-based accommodations and interventions for weakness in the areas of explicit instructions and interest-based learning. Teachers will be able to use this to make minor modifications in the classroom that will benefit all types of learners, especially those who are twice-exceptional.

2.
Article on Educational Issues
In this article, some of the challenges experienced by parents of twice-exceptional middle schools students are discussed, especially difficulties pertaining to schools focusing more on a child's disability than their abilities. The authors remark on some of the challenges twice-exceptional children often have and provide some recommendations that may be helpful in the classroom.

3.
Colleges Not Using SAT
This is a current list of colleges and universities that do not emphasis the use of standardized testing such as the SAT or ACT in their admissions process. The list notes to what degree many of the schools require testing, such as only requiring standardized tests if a minimum GPA is not met or if the student is applying from out-of-state (see key at bottom of article).

4.
Differentiated Instruction for 2e Learners
This document contains a list of differentiation strategies that are likely to be useful for twice-exceptional learners. Each strategy is presented alongside the rationale for usage with a twice-exceptional student. Curriculum components useful for adapting material to accommodate for a student's weakness or building on a student's strengths are also presented.

5.
Educational Tips for Twice-Exceptional Students
This short resource book serves as a guide during educational planning for twice-exceptional students. Twice-exceptional students have both strengths and challenges and that should be considered when deciding upon an appropriate education for them. Parents will benefit from the definitions and discussion of the basic needs of a gifted learner pertaining to both curriculum and social/emotional needs. Professionals can use this as a guide or quick-reference to some of the most common needs of 2e students.

6.
Guidebook for 2e Learners
This guidebook contains an overview of adaptations and accommodations that may be useful in the classroom as well as interventions related to academic skills such as writing or organizational skills. There is also a section pertaining to how to modify the classroom or presentation of the material to enhance learning in twice-exceptional students.

7.
Identification of Gifted Students National Survey
In this research article, national trends in identifying gifted students are reported on and discussed. The history of identification and the current state of identification of gifted students are both explored. The research study concentrates on the identification process for gifted education in each of the 50 states.

8. Identification Process for Twice-Exceptional Children
This document gives an overview of the characteristics of twice-exceptional learners, some ways they may be misidentified, and some additional concerns pertaining to the identification of twice-exceptional students.

9.
Instructional Strategies
This is a "toolbox" of 10 strategies teachers can use to create effective learning environments for twice-exceptional learners. Each strategy is presented in a practical context with the rationale behind the implementation. These would be fairly simple to put into place in most classrooms and are likely to benefit multiple students in the room.

10.
Packaging Tips for for 2e
While covering many of the instructional strategies that are likely to be beneficial to twice-exceptional learners, this presentation is put together in a way that makes it best suited for a teacher in-service day or professional development opportunity. These materials would be wonderful to use in a group with interest in further developing their skills in working with twice-exceptional leaners.

11. Sample Snapshot of Learner Characteristics Sheet
This is a sample planning sheet educators can use to help conceptualize a student's strengths and weaknesses. The sheet also lends itself to goal-oriented planning.

12.
Sample Snapshot of Learner Characteristics Sheet (Blank)
This is a blank copy of the above mentioned sheet that educators can print out and use as a resource.

13.
Twice Exceptional Resource Handbook
This guidebook provides an overview of the characteristics of twice-exceptional children, how to identify these children, education law, strategies to differentiate instruction, and worksheets to facilitate instructional planning. Strategies are listed to accommodate both strengths and weakness. In addition, case studies are presented with recommendations to help educators determine what course of action to take to best meet the needs of twice-exceptional students in their classrooms.

14. Serving Gifted Students Within an RtI Framework: A Practical Guide (book)
This is a book that would be very useful to teachers, interventionists and school psychologists working with twice-exceptional students in districts using Response to Intervention models. Through this book the interaction between RtI and the needs of gifted learners is explored, including both the benefits and challenges of providing for twice-exceptional learners while utilizing RtI.

15. 101 School Success Tools for Smart Kids With Learning
Difficulties (book)
This practical guide provides a list of strategies teachers can implement in the classroom to help each child reach their potential, with a focus on high-ability learners.

16. NAGC Pre-K–Grade 12 Gifted Education Programming
Standards: A Guide to Planning and Implementing High-Quality
Services (book)

This publication by the National Association for Gifted Children outlines the standards necessary for best-practice education for gifted students. Sample student assessments are also provided.

17.
Center for Gifted Education, College of William and Mary
Located in Virginia, the College of William and Mary Center for Gifted Education provides resources and training for educators and other professionals seeking to contribute to the education of gifted and twice-exceptional students. The university also offers a graduate program for those seeking Master's or Doctoral degrees in gifted education.

18.
PROJECT2EXCEL: A Study of Twice-Exceptionality/University of St. Thomas Karen B. Rogers, Project Director
PROJECT2EXCEL was initiated to research and develop curriculum, identification methods, parent support options, and a teacher training programs for twice-exceptional children. Their website includes parent training modules, information on coursework that can be completed in the specific area of twice-exceptional learners, curriculum ideas, and best practice strategies that can be implemented both at home and in the classroom.

19.
Successful Strategies for TwiceExceptional Students (Practical Strategies Series in Gifted
Education (book)
This books aims to provide information about some of the most common learning challenges seen in gifted children and interventions that can help these children develop to their full potential.


20. Do2Learn
do2Learn is a collection of templates and strategies that can be used to assist students with various learning challenges in the classroom including LD, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, emotional or behavioral concerns, academic concerns, or even fine motor skills. Resources are organized by topic and are printable or instructions are provided online.


Legal:

1. 11 Legal Points to Remember Regarding Twice-Exceptional Children

This document provides a brief overview of Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, especially as they pertain to gifted students with a disability. The information is presented in a clear point-by-point format for easy reference. 



Attention Deficit Disorder



Please choose from the following resources.

1.
Twice-Exceptional Students with ADHD
This article presents a discussion on some of the major concerns regarding gifted students who have ADHD including identification and assessment challenges, placement issues, and best practice interventions and support.

2. Challenges of Identifying and Serving Gifted Students with ADHD
This article takes a closer look at the differences between Dabrowski's overexcitabilities and ADHD as seen in gifted students. Several case studies are presented as examples. The article also spends a significant amount of time looking at challenges these students may have in a classroom setting.

3. Misdiagnosis and Missed Diagnosis
In this article the characteristics of gifted children are explored within the context of the twice-exceptional child with a focus on ADHD.

4. Teaching Tips
This list of teaching tips specifically targets children with ADHD. Many of these are simple to implement and are likely to benefit multiple students in the room. Both academic and behavioral interventions are provided.

5.
Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, Ocd, Asperger's, Depression, and Other Disorders (book)
This book more closely examines the diagnostic issues surrounding gifted children with ADHD, Asperger's, depression, OCD, and other disorders. Each disorders is examined, as well as how to differentiate between these disorders and traits of being gifted.

6.
Different Minds: Gifted Children with AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome,and Other Learning Deficits
(book)
Written specifically about gifted children with ADHD and/or Asperger's Syndrome, this book provides information that is likely to be useful to parents and teachers working with these students. Cognitive, social, emotional, and assessment concerns are all discussed.

7.
Bright Not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism (Book)
This book includes an overview of challenges pertaining to twice-exceptional children, diagnostic concerns, and strategies that can help these children reach their full potential. The authors emphasize recognizing giftedness while still accommodating for weaknesses, with a focus on children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or ADHD.

8.
To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled: Strategies for Helping Bright Students with LD, ADHD,
and More (Book)
This book contains three sections focusing on strengths and weakness, the psychological theory behind twice-exceptionality, and interventions to help students experience greater success in the classroom. Identification concerns are also presented.

9. Understanding the Gifted Child with Attention Deficit (Spotlight on 2e Series)
The Spotlight on 2e Series was written especially for parents and teachers of twice-exceptional learners. This publication focuses specifically on the strengths and weakness that may present in a child with ADHD, and strategies for both home and school-based interventions.

10.
ADD: Learning Disabilities Online
This online resource contains information about ADHD as well as learning disabilities. Basic information about ADHD is presented in a clear format and there are additional pages for educators, parents, and kids. There is a glossary provided that contains both educational and psychological terms.

Learning Disabilites



Please choose from the following resources.

1. "
Gifted But Learning Disabled: A Puzzling Paradox"
This article lists of some of the common characteristics of students with learning disabilities, how this may affect the child in an educational setting, and points for consideration during assessment. The educational needs of these students are explored as well as other factors, such as environment, that may help the child be more successful.

2.
"Academic Strategies That Work for Gifted Students With Learning Disabilities"
In this article, Mary Ruth Coleman gives a guideline for how to work with twice-exceptional students in the classroom. She focuses on 4 variables that can be adjusted to modify the environment or assignment to optimize student performance: time, structure, support, and complexity.

3.
Learning Disabilities Online
This online resource contains information about learning disabilities as well as ADHD. Basic information about learning disabilities is presented in a clear format and there are additional pages for educators, parents, and kids. Multiple topics pertaining to learning disabilities are further discussed including behavior, social skills, identification, and helpful accommodations. There is a glossary provided that contains both educational and psychological terms.

4.
To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled: Strategies for Helping Bright Students with LD, ADHD,
and More (book)
This book contains three sections focusing on strengths and weakness, the psychological theory behind twice-exceptionality, and interventions to help students experience greater success in the classroom. Identification concerns are also presented.

5.
The 2e Reading Guide: Essential Books for Understanding the Twice-exceptional Child (Spotlight on 2e Series)
The Spotlight on 2e Series was written especially for parents and teachers of twice-exceptional learners. In this publication special focus is placed on the differences between learning differences and learning disabilities, and the specific needs of twice-exceptional students with learning disabilities.

Autism Spectrum Disorder



Please choose from the following resources.

1.
The Paradox of Giftedness and Autism
Parents and teachers will benefit from the depth and breadth of information provided in this guidebook focused on gifted children with Autism Spectrum disorders. Section I begins with an overview of giftedness and autism. Section II focuses on continuing to develop strengths academically, socially, behaviorally, and communicatively while still accommodating for weaknesses. Specific strategies are presented that may be useful both at home and in the classroom. The appendices include definitions, brief diagnostic and assessment information, and a list of web resources.

2.
Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults: ADHD, Bipolar, Ocd, Asperger's, Depression, and Other Disorders (book)
This book more closely examines the diagnostic issues surrounding gifted children with ADHD, Asperger's, Depression, OCD, and other disorders. Each disorders is examined as well as how to differentiate between these disorders and traits of being gifted.

3.
Different Minds: Gifted Children with AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome,and Other Learning Deficits
(book)
Written specifically about gifted children with ADHD and/or Asperger's Syndrome, this book provides information that is likely to be useful to parents and teachers working with these students. Cognitive, social, emotional, and assessment concerns are all discussed.

4. Bright Not Broken: Gifted Kids, ADHD, and Autism (Book)
This book includes an overview of challenges pertaining to twice-exceptional children, diagnostic concerns, and strategies that can help these children reach their full potential. The authors emphasize recognizing giftedness while still accommodating for weaknesses, with a focus on children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or ADHD.

5.
Children and Youth With Asperger Syndrome: Strategies for Success in Inclusive Settings (Book)
This book contains behavioral and academic strategies teachers may find helpful when working with students who have Asperger's Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism. Many of the strategies are minor modifications and accommodations that could be implemented easily in the general classroom setting.

6.
School Success for Kids With Asperger's Syndrome: A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers (Book)
This book specifically addresses the needs of children on the Autism spectrum in the classroom. Parents and teachers will gain a deeper understanding of the educational needs of children with Autism Spectrum disorders as well as what may be helpful for these children in the classroom. Parents will also gain insight into how the school system works and what strategies can be used at home to support skills being developed in the classroom.

7.
Gifted Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders (The PracticalStrategies Series in Autism
Education (Book)
Written specifically to address the educational needs of gifted students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, this book contains a wealth of both academic and behavioral strategies that can be used in the classroom. Teachers will be able to gain new insight into the needs of this exceptional group of children and ways to help them reach their full potential in the classroom.

8.
Educational Strategies for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders (The Practical Strategies Series in Autism Education) (Book)
This book is a collection of evidence-based strategies that teachers may find useful in the classroom for working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, including those who are gifted.

9.
The Twice-exceptional Child with Asperger Syndrome (Spotlight on 2e Series)
The Spotlight on 2e Series was written especially for parents and teachers of twice-exceptional learners. In this publication the traits most commonly seen in gifted children, children with Autism Spectrum disorders, and 2e children with ASD are reviewed. Intervention strategies are provided as well as information on parenting these exceptional learners. A chapter is also dedicated specifically to meeting the educational needs of 2e children with ASD.

Other Exceptionalities



Please choose from the following resources.

1.
Fly2e
Fy2e is an informational site dedicated to providing parents and educators with information regarding gifted children with emotional and behavioral disorders including anxiety disorders, trauma-related disorders, ADHD, and defiance disorders. This site contains specific information on how these disorders may affect gifted students in the educational environment and lists some strategies that teachers and parents may find useful in helping these children be more successful.

2.
College Success for Students With Physical Disabilities (book)
This book helps parents and students navigate the transitional period from high school to college. While college is an exciting time in a student's life, students with physical disabilities have specials concerns that need to be arranged for in order to have the most successful transition. This book explores some of the most common concerns among college students with disabilities and provides practical strategies for how to provide for students' daily needs, search for a college, and experience greater academic success. The steps to seeking accommodations at the college level are also discussed.

3. Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities

This is a great quick reference sheet explaining the major symptoms of Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD) and some helpful strategies that could be used at home or in school.

4.
Child Study Center - Nonverbal Learning Disability

This article goes through the basics of what NLD is and how this may look at home or in school. There is a case study presented as well as a differential diagnosis chart comparing NLD to ADHD, Asperger's and Autism.

5.
The Misunderstood Child: The Child with a Nonverbal Learning Disability

This article provides some of the background on Nonverbal Learning Disability as well as characteristics frequently observed in children with NLD. The challenges associated with NLD are presented by area including academic, motor, and social challenges.

6.
Working with Students Who Have Physical Disabilities

This is a list of helpful recommendations specific to the classroom for students with physical disabilities. Several points of interest are discussed including terminology associated with physical disabilities and some situations to consider in the classroom.

7.
Teaching Students With Severe Emotional Behavioral Disorders: Best Practices Guide to Intervention

This is a great resource manual providing strategies specifically for working with students with emotional and behavioral disorders at school and at home. Common areas of struggle, including maintaining boundaries and respect for property are discussed with strategies being presented for each. The definitions of emotional disabilities are discussed including considerations for special education eligibility and accommodations.

8.
Suggestions for Successful Management of Students with Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD): Tips for Teachers

This document lists classroom strategies and accommodations typically helpful for students with CAPD. Strategies are broken down by area with areas including attention, instruction, and time.

9.
Creating Classroom Rules for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: A Decision-Making Guide

This article walks teachers through the process of creating effective rules for classrooms with students demonstrating challenging behaviors. The process is broken down into 6 steps with the final product being clearly defined classroom rules that help students know the expectations of the classroom.

10.
Classroom Accommodations for Children with Difficulty in Auditory Processing

This is a quick reference sheet that lists some of the most common and most effective classroom accommodations that can help children with Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) experience success in the classroom.