Is Your 2e Child Too Bright To Qualify for Help?

Twice-exceptional (2e) students are both gifted in one or more areas of intellect, academic, performing arts, visual arts, and/or leadership ability, AND also have a disability like ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, auditory processing disorder, sensory processing disorder, or autistic spectrum disorder.

2e kids fall through the cracks since they are able to compensate, due to their advanced cognitive abilities, to perform at an ever-sliding acceptable statistic of “grade level.” Since these kids perform at expected levels, they are not seen as having a problem, don’t receive intervention, and don’t get referred for comprehensive assessment for special education eligibility. Even though they have a proven disability.

Learn more about this problem and what you can do in my new piece on Huffington Post: Smart-Shaming: Sorry But Your Child Is Too Bright To Qualify for Help.