Your Twice-exceptional child can be very frustrating, or …
your twice-exceptional child can make dramatic progress in months not years.
This article from Understood.org discusses the Challenges of Twice-Exceptional Students
Their three key takeaways are:
- Gifted children with undiagnosed learning and thinking differences may appear to be “underachievers” or “lazy.”
- Twice-exceptional children are often at risk for social and emotional challenges.
- Your child’s IEP can address his weaknesses and nurture his strengths.
These points are all correct, but there are so many other issues that often surface include the twice-exceptional student often has one or more of the following challenges:
- Processing speed
- Working memory
- Putting their thoughts on paper
- Being able to solve tough math problems in their head, but difficulty putting their work on paper
- Reading comprehension
- Visual processing
Parenting a Twice-Exceptional Student is Hard
Too often parents will get a psycho-educational test done, but …
the list of action items is overwhelming
At 3D Learner, we have two twice-exceptional children and have helped hundreds more. From Dr. Linda Silverman, from the Gifted Development Center, we first heard the term, “Yet to be motivated”.
We recognize these students are capable of being exceptional if one:
- Capitalizes on their strengths
- Identifies their challenges
- Improves their academic weaknesses
- Helps their parents to be the Coach and Advocate their child needs
- Partners with the parents and their child’s school
3 Keys to Success for your Twice-Exceptional Child
2- Assess for Success – that includes identifying if your child is a visual learner and whether there is an underling attention, eye-teaming and/or related issue
3- Partner with the right professionals