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    Hi everyone,

    I just wanted to share this link for the 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter blog: https://glenellynmedia.com/?page_id=11552.

    This blog is designed to share news, events, and resources they find as they do research for the newsletter and for the complimentary monthly email briefing they publish, and is a great resource!

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    Thanks, Mark!


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    Oh yes- this is a great resource, and I have been honored to have a few of my articles printed in it.

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    I'm new to gifted education and a parent of gifted children who has just been interview for a gifted position. My district want to use a new instrument to identify twice exceptional learners. We currently use the TCS testing and many of our twice exceptional gifted students are not making it into our challenge classrooms because we dont' have adaptations for these students. Any suggestions?

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    Hi- I ahve a 2E daughter, highly gifted in math but with significant visual processing LD. I need a refresher regarding what sub tests on her WISC WIAT and Stanford indicate abstract reasoning and other math abilities / achievement.

    I am about to do battle, again with my school and they want to do thier home grown tasks on her to determine her giftedness when I have the aboves tests and a Linda Siverman assessment that indicates her high giftedness scores.

    Thanks for the help.

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    I found a Program that is a model 2E program in Montgomery County Maryland. Google Montogmery County Maryland Twice Exceptional Guide and there are a list of sites you can access to gain the information you need. Smart Kids with learning difficuilties is a book with charts and graphs that I found helpful.

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    Oh.Wow. I feel like I've struck gold here! I am a giftie, recently diagnosed with ADHD at the ripe old age of 42. My 7yo son has ADHD, is highly likely somewhere on the autism spectrum (though subtle), and there is a very good chance he will land in the gifted program at some point in the future...as told by the special ed staff from our school board. (He is in resource classes right now.)

    To the best of my knowledge, I have never even heard the term "twice exceptional," but I am intrigued. I can't wait to dig in! I wonder if the folks down here are familiar with this...

    Thank you!!!

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    Welcome to board. I also am just recently new to Gifted information. It is wonderful to hear your school is providing you with recognition for your son! You are so right about goldmine! Parents on board are really awsome and very supportive.

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    Gifted underachievement has become a growing phenomenon. I wrote an article that provides strategies to parents to help their children who are gifted underachievers. Read my article at

    http://www.suite101.com/content/the-child-who-is-the-gifted-underachiever-a282346

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    I read your article. Thank you for shareing! Parents need all the support they can get. With schools struggleing to meet grade scores on Core curriculum testing, to be in compliance under NCLB. Having information to identify and support children that have the potential to make very high scores with modified lessons designed to meet their unique learning style is very enlighting. Parents can utilize articles like yours and scientific research based studies to do presentation to their distric of how to improve the districs scores. Helping the distric in creative way that don't necessarly cost more money. Just requires you are able or willing to recognize new concepts and ideas based on brainbased research of what is more effective way to educate children. It is very helpful when articles are designed so parents can e-mail them to their distric and when they are on PDF so we can download them to gain a library of resources to share with aother parents or agencys in our states so we can advocate for educational reform in America.

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    jbystrom,

    The RIAS (Reynolds Intellectual Assessment Scales) is an IQ test designed to assess both verbal and non-verbal intelligence in a form that does not depend on reading, motor skills, or social comprehension (and therefore is more appropriate for students with dyslexia, dysgraphia or motor deficits, and some autism spectrum disorders than tests like the WISC-IV or SB-5) and that is not racially or gender biased. It is individually administered, but only takes about 30 minutes to administer.

    It may be something for the district to consider.

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    Hello - I too feel as though I have struck gold here ..a wealth of information and strategies. I am parent of a young 2E and we have just completed/survived the process of diagnosis/identification. Doctors, therapists A+. Navigating education has left me with a very cold feeling. Kindergarten next fall..

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    I'm glad they have a name for this now. When I was a kid, it was assumed, that if the results of LD testing revealed impairment in one area, and superiority in another, it meant the child had but a mild deficit and was very lazy. I'm glad these kids can have their abilities nurtured, instead of..oh I don't know, told they are mentally inferior, alienated, and berated by their families every day. You are good parents on here to seek information to better your child, because these kids don't always turn out alright. It can take a long time to mature and thrive intellectually once one is stripped of their self confidence. p.s. I'm really not bitter, I was a seriously annoying child smile

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    Thanks Mark! I appreciated your reply to my questions - look forward to getting contact information for the Gold program in Vancouver and any other contact you may think helpful.

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    Great article , and thanks so much for posting. I am the father of a twice exceptional child here in NYC, and I was wondering if you knew of any resources , research, articles , seminars etc, that dealt specifically with African American children who are twice exceptional. My son`s school is an extremely accelerated one , and he is doing well but I am always waiting for the other shoe to drop as it were, because his environment is not a diverse one.

    Thanks again for offering this resource.




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    Because this is a sticky thread, many people may continue to read it over time.

    Here is an update -

    As of 2018, the 2e newsletter has split and become two different resources, as described at this link:
    1- The 2e Resource - https://2eresource.com/
    2- 2e News - https://www.2enews.com/

    Other resources which may be of interest to families with twice-exceptional members:
    1- wrightslaw - https://www.wrightslaw.com/
    2- understood - https://www.understood.org/

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