Articles on Twice Exceptionality

Gifted and Underachieving…The Twice Exceptional Learner

Gifted and Underachieving… The Twice Exceptional Learner by Melissa Sornik, LMSW This article is reprinted with permission of Long Island Parent magazine. Jason, age 19, breezed through school with little effort until his last two years of high school. Disorganized...

Benny and Me: A Father Sees Himself Through His Son

by Michael Postma It was a miserable day in the fall of 2001 when we got our first glimpse of what our lives would be like for the next 20-odd years. We were a young family: a mom, a dad, one young daughter in elementary school, a newborn, and a young lad, Ben. Ben...

Gifted and Learning Disabled: A Neuropsychologist’s Perspective

by Nadia Webb and Antara Dietrich A neuropsychologist is not the first professional a family consults. I still spend time correcting people when they ask if I am a “Nurse/Psychologist.” Neuropsychologists work with neurologically-based behavior concerns such as...

Misdiagnosis and Dual Diagnosis of Gifted Children

by James T. Webb, Edward R. Amend, Nadia E. Webb, Jean Goerss, Paul Beljan, F. Richard Olenchak For more information about medical misdiagnosis of the gifted, please visit the SENG Misdiagnosis Initiative page. Many gifted and talented children (and adults) are being...

ADHD and Children Who Are Gifted

by James T. Webb and Diane Latimer Howard's teachers say he just isn't working up to his ability. He doesn't finish his assignments, or just puts down answers without showing his work; his handwriting and spelling are poor. He sits and fidgets in class, talks to...

The Affective Side: Emotional Issues of Twice Exceptional Students

by Jean Strop and David Goldman I remember a day in 2nd grade when the whole class was sitting in a circle taking turns reading a book. I quietly watched as each person took his turn. The number of students between the reader and myself slowly dwindled while my pulse...

Diagnosis Questions

by Betty Maxwell How much is too much? That's the basic question many parents of highly gifted children ask, especially with regard to their children's behavior. Even given the general understanding that overexcitabilities [intensities that may express themselves...

Before Referring a Gifted Child for ADD/ADHD Evaluation

by Sharon Lind Parents and gifted educators are asked with increased frequency to instruct gifted children to conform to a set of societal standards of acceptable behavior and achievement -- to smooth the edges of the square peg in order to fit into a "normal" hole....

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