Twice - Exceptional

Twice Exceptional Students

The term twice exceptional is used to signify the presence of gifted potential and a disability. Masked disabilities make aspects of academic achievement difficult for these gifted students. The extreme frustration twice exceptional students experience when their educational needs are not recognized can lead to social/emotional issues and behavior problems. Collaboration between classroom teachers, special educators, gifted educators and parents needs to implement strategies to meet the diverse needs of twice exceptional students. The following behaviors are indicative of twice exceptional students:


●Superior vocabulary

●Highly creative





●Problem solving ability

●Sophisticated sense of humor

●Wide range of interests

●Advanced ideas and opinions


●Easily frustrated





●Problem with written expression

●Highly sensitive to criticism

●Inconsistent academic performance

●Lack of organizational skills

●Poor study skills

●Difficulty with social interactions

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