Building on strengths

Checklist: What to Ask the School About Twice-Exceptional Kids

By Amanda Morin

If your child is gifted and also has learning disabilities or ADHD, he may be what schools refer to as “twice exceptional.” There are ways schools can meet the needs of students who qualify for special education services as well as acceleration or enrichment programs for gifted students.

What to Ask Your Child’s School

Get tips on how to be an effective advocate for your child. Explore ways to build on your child’s strengths and partner with his teachers.

About the Author

Portrait of Amanda Morin

Amanda Morin is a parent advocate, a former teacher and the author of The Everything Parent’s Guide to Special Education.

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Portrait of Mark Griffin

Mark Griffin, Ph.D., was the founding headmaster of Eagle Hill School, a school for children with specific learning disabilities.

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