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1st Edition

Raising Twice-Exceptional Children
A Handbook for Parents of Neurodivergent Gifted Kids

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ISBN 9781646322145
December 30, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

Just because a child is gifted doesn't mean they don't have other types of neurodivergence, like ADHD, autism, dyslexia, and more. Conversely, even children with one of these diagnoses can be cognitively gifted. Raising Twice-Exceptional Children provides you with a roadmap to understand the complex makeup of your "gifted-plus," or twice-exceptional, child or teen.

The book helps you understand your child's diagnosis, meet their social-emotional needs, build self-regulation skills and goal setting, and teach self-advocacy. It also shows you effective ways to collaborate with teachers and school staff, and it offers advice on finding strength-based strategies that support development at home.

For too long, these kids have fallen through the cracks. This book provides key information on how to best support neurodivergent children by leveraging their strengths while supporting their struggles.

Table of Contents


Part I: Understanding Neurodiversity, Giftedness, and Twice-Exceptionality

Chapter 1: What Is Neurodiversity?

Chapter 2: Gifted and…

Chapter 3: Identifying and Understanding Twice-Exceptionality

Chapter 4: Talking About Twice-Exceptionality

Part II: Parent Toolkit

Chapter 5: Communicating for Connection

Chapter 6: Effective Coparenting

Part III: The Five Skills All Twice-Exceptional Kids Need

Chapter 7: Skill #1- Self-Advocacy

Chapter 8: Skill #2- Emotional Regulation

Chapter 9: Skill #3- Executive Functioning

Chapter 10: Skill #4- Effective Communication

Chapter 11: Skill #5- Self-Directed Motivation

Part IV: Finding the Right Academic Fit

Chapter 12: Assessing Educational Options

Final Thoughts

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Emily Kircher-Morris, LPC, is a mental health counselor for gifted and twice-exceptional people and host of The Neurodiversity Podcast. Growing up as a twice-exceptional kid led her to pursue supporting neurodivergent kids for her career. She has two identified twice-exceptional kids, and her youngest is still to-be-determined.