What does it mean to be twice exceptional?
Twice Exceptional, or 2E, is a term used to describe gifted students who also have some form of disability. Some common twice exceptionalities include gifted children with ADHD, gifted children with Autism. gifted children with sensory sensitivities, gifted children with fine motor delays, gifted children with speech delays, and more.
A gifted child’s intellectual abilities may be masked by their “second-e,” making it more difficult to identify these students as gifted and/or to identify their learning disability.
(Child A) He’s screaming, and we don’t know why. Pick him up; he screams. Put him down; he screams. It never seems to end. He’s …