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.
- 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.