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Understanding Twice-Exceptional Learners

Connecting Research to Practice


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Understanding Twice-Exceptional Learners offers an in-depth look at the needs and lived experiences of students who are twice-exceptional. This book:

  • Includes detailed examinations of co-occurring disabilities commonly found in twice-exceptional populations.
  • Features studies of ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, autism spectrum disorders (ASD), anxiety, OCD, and more.
  • Bridges the divide between research about and practical strategies for teaching gifted students with learning challenges.
  • Is Ideal for university teacher preparation courses and graduate programs.
  • Provides strength-based strategies that focus on students' unique gifts and talents.

Each chapter includes a comprehensive literature review, suggested interventions, resources for further exploration, and vignettes that highlight experiences of twice-exceptional students and the behaviors and needs that practitioners might commonly see in the classroom.

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Size: 7 in x 10 in
  • Pages: 300

About the Author

Cecelia Boswell, Ed.D, is an independent consultant auditing gifted, advanced, and IB programs.
Wendy Behrens, M.A. Ed. serves as the Gifted and Talented Education Specialist for the Minnesota Department of Education, providing leadership and consultation services for educators, administrators, and parents.
C. Matthew Fugate, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology in the Urban Education Department at the University of Houston-Downtown.
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