Many people assume “2e,” or “twice exceptional” students don’t need any help because they’re so talented. But many gifted children are so bored in school they become disruptive and do poorly, so they’re not identified and their need for a challenge isn’t met.
Some gifted children also have disabilities, such as learning disabilities. They are often not identified because they are masked by the student’s intelligence in other areas. Experts discuss how to meet the needs of these children educationally and emotionally.
Three experts—a clinical psychologist, a professor at the University of Iowa, and an author/mother of two twice exceptional children—weigh in.
- Dr. James Webb, clinical psychologist, President of Great Potential Press, and founder of Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG).
- Megan Foley Nicpon, Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Iowa and Associate Director for Research and Clinic, Belin-Blank Center.
- Jen Merrill, a mother of two twice exceptional children and author of the book If This Is A Gift, Can I Send It Back?
Links for more info:
- Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) – sengifted.org