1st Edition

Understanding Twice-Exceptional Learners Connecting Research to Practice

    316 Pages
    by Prufrock Press

    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.

    Acknowledgements Introduction: Messages From the Editors Chapter 1: Twice-Exceptionality: A Field Whose Time Has Come Chapter 2: Executive Functions, Executive Skills, and Gifted Learners 33 Chapter 3: To Be Gifted and ADHD: Understanding the Unique Challenges Chapter 4: Reading Skills, Developmental Dyslexia, and Twice-Exceptionality Chapter 5: Gifted Learners and Dyslexia: Designing Interventions Without Labels Chapter 6: Giftedness and Math Difficulty Chapter 7: Giftedness and Autism Spectrum Disorders Chapter 8: Anxiety and Gifted Children Glossary About the Editors About the Authors


    C. Matthew Fugate, Ph.D., received his doctorate in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies at Purdue University. Prior to this, he worked as an elementary teacher in the Houston Independent School District where he also served as a Gifted Coordinator and Magnet Coordinator.

    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. She provides technical assistance to and collaborates with institutions of higher education, professional organizations, educator networks, and others interested in promoting rigorous educational opportunities . . .

    This work covers a lot of information and provides a lot of ways for educators to deal with each problem. Once again Prufrock Press has produced another great work for educators.,Lewie Dunn,Georgia Military College, 12/16/20