1st Edition

Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children
Understanding, Teaching, and Counseling Gifted Students

ISBN 9781593634896
Published November 1, 2010 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

Gifted students with disabilities, also referred to as twice-exceptional children, need the strategies in Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children: Understanding, Teaching, and Counseling Gifted Students in order to find success in the regular classroom. By offering a thorough discussion of twice-exceptional students based on research into how gifted students with disabilities learn, the author helps teachers and education professionals develop a broad understanding of the complex issues associated with gifted students who have disabilities.

This comprehensive text provides an overview of who these students are, how teachers can tap into their strengths and weaknesses, and what educational strategies should be implemented to help these students succeed in school and beyond. The book will guide a collaborative team step-by-step through the process of identifying students' needs, selecting modifications and accommodations, and developing a comprehensive plan to meet the diverse needs of twice-exceptional children. By implementing the strategies suggested in this book, teachers of twice-exceptional gifted students can ensure these students do not just survive in the classroom, but thrive.

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction Chapter 1 Unique Learners Chapter 2 Response to Intervention Chapter 3 Continuum of Needs and Services Chapter 4 Nurturing Gifted Potential Chapter 5 Supporting Cognitive Style Chapter 6 Encouraging Academic Achievement Chapter 7 Fostering Interpersonal Relationships Chapter 8 Promoting Intrapersonal Understanding Chapter 9 Putting the Pieces Together Conclusion References Appendix: Planning Continuum for Helping Twice-Exceptional Gifted Students Succeed About the Author

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Beverly A. Trail is the National Association for Gifted Children’s Special Population Network Chair. She is a twice-exceptional consultant, trainer, researcher, and frequent presenter at the National Association for Gifted Children and Council for Exceptional Children Conventions. Dr. Trail earned a doctorate in Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado and a master’s degree in Gifted Education from the University of Denver.


Named to the A-List, Today's Books Daily Register,Today's Books, 1/24/11
Beverly Trail brought her 22 years in education to bear in writing this book. In less than 200 pages she has compiled all of the essential information needed to understand who twice-exceptional children are, what challenges they need to face, what the consequences are of not addressing their challenges, and how professionals and parents can work together to meet the needs of this underserved population of students.,Linda C. Neumann,2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter, 5/14/11
In developing a differentiated curriculum for children who are a part of this special population, teachers and other school professionals will find the research-based strategies and discussions presented in Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children: Understanding, Teaching, and Counseling Gifted Students to be both practical and beneficial. Author Beverly A. Trail shares her expertise in the area of assisting educators in understanding how to nurture giftedness while effectively addressing the areas of need associated with a child's disability. This book may be used as a step-by-step guide or as a periodic reference by teams of educators, enhancing the understanding of twice-exceptional students and the ability to meet their complex needs in the regular classroom setting.,Gifted Child Today, 10/1/11