Twice Exceptional Encouraging the Unique Gifts Among 2e Kids and Beyond.
The concept of “twice exceptional” is the ability to identify a challenge and then seek the equally amazing reaction to that challenge. When kids with special needs are said to be gifted, they are considered twice exceptional, or 2e. For instance, my twice exceptional daughter has right-sided hemiparesis, which involves an injury to the left side of a person’s brain. While she has challenges with mobility on her right side, my daughter’s IQ is 130 and she can memorize anything. At age 5, she can now recite a book back verbatim by looking merely at the pages, not at the words. That is, in essence, my daughter’s BINGO “free square”; her ability to shine.
We should seek all of the amazing qualities in everyone we surround ourselves with on a daily basis. If someone is not doing what you want, or challenging you, then try to seek out that person’s gifts and move toward embracing related qualities.
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