When I decided to create a conference for gifted, 2e, neurodiverse adults, part of my vision included a robust, interactive GLOBAL community. Our facebook page literally went from 60 members to close to 700 members in two weeks! We struck a chord. Gifted/2e/neurodiverse adults spend (read, waste) an inordinate amount of time trying to ‘fit […]
Gifted and 2e people will do well to raise their awareness around needs of autonomy, competency and relatedness. Know yourself so you recognize when an environment is toxic. If you feel out of control, get support – just the action of advocating for yourself will increase your feelings of competency and sense of control.
If all humans can come to one another tabula rasa – giving the benefit of the doubt and without expectations – my hope is that we can gently and kindly go into this next year with minimal trauma and maximum connection.
The twice exceptional profile (gifted with a learning difference) often comes with perfectionism – a drive to do and be better. Sometimes that perfectionism reaches a high enough level to become unhealthy. I’ve written multiple blogs about this subject and the importance of praising effort over result to stop unhealthy perfectionism in its tracks, particularly […]
Feeling marginalized, unseen and experiencing a concentration on their perceived deficits, 2e learners’ access to appropriate education is often compromised. Add cultural diversity to the 2e profile, and this ‘3e’ learner is almost guaranteed barriers such as implicit and explicit bias, against their success.
There are certain apparent patterns with challenging twice exceptional behavior. Frequently the unwanted behavior we see in our twice exceptional children and students, or experience as 2e adults, is in response to an unseen trigger. The child or adult feels assaulted emotionally or from a sensory standpoint. They are overwhelmed, immediately thrown into fight or […]
Parents, educators and clinicians have the supreme honor and ability to change a 2e child’s life; to stand up, speak out and tenderly hold the 2e child’s larger-than-life heart.
Instead of telling kids what to do and how to do it, (or worse, assuming you know what’s going on for a 2e child), lead them toward a conclusion or action and not only will you achieve buy-in, but you’ll teach self-efficacy as well.
As we gear up for our on-line Educator Conference, Let’s Talk 2e, I note that our mission is not only to help educate and arm teachers of Twice Exceptional students with strategies they can apply RIGHT NOW in their classrooms, but to provide support for educators. Teachers in general suffer from stress — from things […]
With respect to those who suffered in 2020; the parents the teachers and especially the 2e student, we’ve got to change our ways.