2e or not 2e: That is the question. Understanding the special needs of twice exceptional students
Students who are gifted with a learning disability also referred to as twice exceptional (2e), double labelled or gifted with learning disabilities (GLD) are a group of students who confound their teachers and parents with their ability to undertake and complete some activities at a very high level whilst at the same time demonstrating an inability to do other tasks which may be quite simple. These students can demonstrate gifted characteristics as well as the characteristics of learning disabilities such as but not limited to ADHD, Autism, Behavioural disorders, Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD). Current research in Australia has generally focused on specific case studies and there has not been national empirical research undertaken.
Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2017
- Date of Conference: 26-29 June, 2017
- DOI: 10.2053/CICE.2017.0252
- Electronic ISBN: 978-1-908320-83-4
- Conference Location: University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada