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.
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.” [...]