Removing the Masks of Multi-Exceptionalities


Presenter: Carol Raymond, EA Young Academy
Core Area: Differentiated Curriculum
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Gifted and learning disabled students are both often mislabeled as problem students. In this course, you’ll benefit from first-hand experiences of a mother/daughter team who will remove the mask that often hides the true experience of a 2E or multi-exceptional learner.

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What happens when a child’s giftedness seems to "cancel" a learning disability? Often, neither exceptionality is properly identified, resulting in frustration, anxiety and depression. Discover helpful strategies for recognizing and supporting twice-exceptional students and hear firsthand from a student whose "stealth" dyslexia and processing disorder masked her giftedness for over a decade.

In this course, participants will:
  • Hear first-hand what it means to be multi-exceptional from a student who is gifted and dyslexic
  • Understand the academic and emotional challenges faced in working with and/or living with a student who has multi-exceptionalities
  • Analyze the positive and negative impact that labeling may have on both a child and the parents
  • Increase their awareness of the “masks” that multi-exceptional students may wear and strategies for aiding them

Visit the TAGT website to learn more about the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented.

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    140 reviews for Removing the Masks of Multi-Exceptionalities

    1. Maria E. – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

      Excellent course.

    2. Devia – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

      This course provided some valuable information of students with multi-exceptionalities. Good course for teachers of students with emotional and behavior disorders.

    3. Erin – DRIPPING SPRINGS ISD (verified owner)

      It was fine. I liked that she brought in the personal experiences of her step-daughter. My biggest concerns were with the misconceptions of dyslexia. I’m not sure why she was talking about vision therapy for dyslexia diagnoses unless this is an older training. Dyslexia is neurobiological in origin and is NOT a vision disorder.

    4. Marisa – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

      I loved this course! What I enjoyed the most is that the presenter actually used a real student profile with different teacher observations of that same student throughout some of her school years that described the struggles this student had throughout her learning. And, what made the presentation more authentic was that the actual student was part of the presentation and a presenter as well.

    5. Ryan – Ashtabula Area City Schools (verified owner)

      It was a good course.

    6. Keith – GARFIELD RE-2 (verified owner)

      This was very informative course. I found it interesting how giftedness and learning disorders can mask each other.

    7. Julie – GARFIELD RE-2 (verified owner)

      I thought hearing from a twice exceptional student was enlightening.

    8. Paula – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

      Very informative and well paced.

    9. Stephanie – NEWARK CITY (verified owner)

      Some good information on twice exceptional children. More geared toward lower grades

    10. Angela – GARFIELD RE-2 (verified owner)

      This course if very eye-opening and affirming.

    11. Kimberly – Jefferson Area Local Schools (verified owner)

      It was very effective to have a “real life” example of a twice exceptional student and to hear her personal experience with her learning difficulties. It was like a little window into her brain.

    12. Michelle – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

      Speaker gives first hand experience of a twice exceptional student

    13. Gail – PLANO ISD (verified owner)

      Very interesting in informative.

    14. Michele – COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT (verified owner)

      Very informative! Thank you

    15. Rosemary – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

      I really enjoyed it. It was very interesting.

    16. DIANA – SOCORRO ISD (verified owner)

      very helpful–eye opener

    17. lydia – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

      Best one I’ve viewed today


      This course will help teachers to better see the whole child and focus less on one specific aspect.

    19. Patricia – PHARR-SAN JUAN-ALAMO ISD (verified owner)

      Having a person who is affected by these conditions in the presentation really made it meaningful and intentional.

    20. Michael – Ashtabula Area City Schools (verified owner)

      Good information

    21. Kelley – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

      very informative

    22. Nora – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

      I agree

    23. Laura – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

      I will always advocate for a program where a GT Teacher solely concentrates and oversees for the department, curriculum, testing, and teaching. We need an exemplary GT program here at UISD not one where teachers get trainings like these and certify that they are fit to meet the need of all GT students.

    24. Tanya – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

      Very good explanations and examples

    25. Carolyn – Angleton ISD (verified owner)

      I think this was a very heartfelt pd, but I was pretty offended by her comments about ADHD medication. When students who are not prescribed stimulants take them, it’s actually detrimental to their performance. I appreciate the personal story, but I wish she wouldn’t have made that remark.

    26. Nancy – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

      It was very helpful
      I really like the explanation from the student about her personal experience

    27. Olivia – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

      Very interesting

    28. Stephanie – SPRING ISD (verified owner)

      I like how she tied in the issues with her step-daughter. It made it easier to understand.

    29. Diana – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


    30. Jose – EL PASO ISD (verified owner)

      Good course. Go at your own pace and can review video portions for better understanding.

    31. Lizeth – EL PASO ISD (verified owner)

      Good training.

    32. Elizabeth – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

      Good course!

    33. Heidi – EL PASO ISD (verified owner)

      The presentation was professionally done.

    34. Raul – EL PASO ISD (verified owner)

      An awesome course to better understand the different needs of students.

    35. Daniel – EL PASO ISD (verified owner)

      Having a presenter that went through the struggles of being labeled, misidentified, and still being able to succeed was a huge plus. I feel the presentation needs a little polishing though.

    36. Bonnie – EL PASO ISD (verified owner)

      The personal testimony aspect of the presentation gave credibility to the information presented.

    37. Evelina – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


    38. Kevin – EL PASO ISD (verified owner)

      The course is informative and gives examples. I liked it.

    39. Stanislas – EL PASO ISD (verified owner)

      Very well done – entertaining, succinct, and to the point.

    40. David – EL PASO ISD (verified owner)

      Found the presenter a bit annoying.

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