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A Parent's Perspective: The Unexpected Journey of a Lifetime

THE UNEXPECTED JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME: 13 Years of Public School with a Twice-Exceptional Son and the Things I Wish I’d Known at the Beginning Son, what’s our current altitude…

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Making Sense of Assessment Results

This Tips for Parents article authored by Dr. Nadia Webb is from a seminar she hosted for Young Scholar families. She provides a quick Q&A about how to make sense of your child’s assessment…

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The Challenge of Transitions for PG and 2e Profiles

Transitions can be hard for any child, but when you add in the complexities of a profoundly gifted (PG) or twice exceptional (2e) learning profile, the issues with transitions may become more intense. In…

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Supporting Emotional Wellness at Home for Gifted and 2e Students

While it is essential to support a child intellectually, it is equally important to nurture a child’s emotional and social life. This is just as true for twice-exceptional students as it is for profoundly…

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The intellectual and psychosocial nature of extreme giftedness

This article by Philip Powell and Tony Haden compares the differences of average, moderately and extremely gifted individuals. The authors explore the psychological difficulties of the highly gifted, especially in terms of self-esteem and…

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Profiles of the gifted and talented

This article by George Betts and Maureen Neihart offers a succinct chart that profiles 6 different “types” of gifted individuals: Successful Challenging Underground Dropouts Double-labeled Autonomous It includes their feelings, attitudes, behaviors, needs, adults…

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A Strengths-Based Approach for Children Who Are Twice-Exceptional

From the Davidson Institute’s guidebook, Twice Exceptionality: A Resource Guide for Parents Pete’s Story In the fall, we asked the school for a 504 Plan, but the biggest challenge we have is that one side of the…

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The Goldilocks Question: How to Support your 2e Child and Get it “Just Right”

This article examines three situations common to twice-exceptional children and their parents. From them, guidelines to help parents determine just how much support to give their struggling twice-exceptional children are provided. Author: Neumann, L.…

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Special Considerations in Gifted Identification and Assessment

If you are a parent, you may have noticed signs that your child is gifted or has gifted characteristics. Perhaps you are looking for resources on gifted testing to confirm something you see in…

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