A BRIEF LIST FOR THOSE SEEKING MORE INFORMATION.
These selections provide a broad look at characteristics, educational strategies, advocacy, and current issues.
• The 2e Twice-exceptional Newsletter is written for parents, professionals and educators, and provides extensive resources, includes an annotated bibliography of research and writings; articles on topics such as identification, schools, and programs; book reviews; and twice-monthly email briefings. In addition, the publishers offer the “Spotlight on 2e Series,” a selection of useful booklets including “The Mythology of Learning: Understanding Common Myths about 2e Learners” and “Parenting Your Twice-exceptional Child.”
• Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities’ mission is to educate and guide parents of children with learning disabilities or ADHD.
• To be Gifted and Learning Disabled: Strategies for helping bright students with LD, ADHD, and More, (Baum, S., & Owen, S., 2004, Prufrock Press), provides an in-depth overview of identification and diagnosis issues, patterns of accomplishments and failures, as well as information about programming, instructional strategies, and developing comprehensive IEPs.
• The Twice-Exceptional Dilemma is a handbook published by the National Education Association.
• Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) was organized to bring attention to the unique emotional needs of gifted children. The website has a number of resources for twice-exceptional students:
• Misdiagnosis and dual diagnoses of gifted children and adults: ADHD, bipolar, OCD, Asperger’s, depression, and other disorders (Webb, J. T., Amend, E. R., Webb, N.E., Goerss, J., Beljan, P., Olenchak, F. R., 2005, Great Potential Press).
STATE POLICIES: The following links will take you to selected state and district guidelines that can help educators better serve 2e students.
• Twice-Exceptional Students Gifted Students with Disabilities; Level 1: An Introductory Resource (Colorado Department of Education)
• Twice-Exceptional: Students with Both Gifts and Challenges and Disabilities (Idaho Department of Education)
• Twice-Exceptional Guide (Ohio Department of Education)
• A Guidebook for Twice-Exceptional Students: Supporting the Achievement of Gifted Students with Special Needs (Montgomery County Public Schools)
• Supporting the Identification and Achievement of the Twice-Exceptional Student
State and Organization Guidelines on 2e Learners:
Twice-Exceptional: Students with both Gifts and Challenges or Disabilities
A Guidebook for Twice Exceptional Students
Virginia Special Education
celebratinghighpotential.com/resources2/ - Blog by Tamara Fisher, K-12 gifted education specialist and author in Montana.
SENG-Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
CHADD-Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
International Dyslexia Association