Raising Twice-Exceptional Children
A Handbook for Parents of Neurodivergent Gifted Kids
- Available for pre-order. Item will ship after December 30, 2021
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
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.