We're currently in the thick of open enrollment and school choice season. And while finding the right school can be tough for any parent, adding giftedness into the mix can make the difficulty factor go up exponentially.
It's the perfect time to reflect on how very thankful we are for our clients and their families – those divergent learners and thinkers who are poised to go out there and change the world!
Over the years, we've helped hundreds of families better understand their divergent learners, and the above question is something we often hear in our practice. So as Dyslexia Awareness Month begins, we wanted to take a few moments to shed some light on this complex, yet common learning difference.
Learn more about how to identify and support twice-exceptional learners – creative, intelligent, and highly divergent thinkers who are gifted intellectually, but also possessing learning, emotional, behavioral, or developmental deficits, such as ADHD, dyslexia, autism, or anxiety.
As the parent of a 2e student who struggles with both ADHD and processing speed issues, I have been challenged with how to talk to my son about his gifts and his challenges. When he was younger, I simplified the conversations greatly –saying things like, “You are really great at math! And… you also have trouble focusing sometimes, and that can make school hard for you.” [...]