Twice Exceptional: The Intersection of Giftedness & Learning Disabilities


Presenter: Timothy Gangwer
Core Area: Creativity & Instructional Strategies, Differentiated Curriculum
Grade Level: Primary and Secondary
Hours: 1 

Twice Exceptional students, or those with both high abilities and a learning disability, have been something of an enigma for educators in the past. Thanks to the work of Tim Gangwer and so many others, educators now have the resources necessary to equip themselves to meet the needs of twice exceptional students.

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

© Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented, Austin, Texas 2020

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"Twice Exceptional: The Intersection of Giftedness & Learning Disabilities" provides you with a plethora of insightful information, plus easy to implement activities for your classroom.

In this 1-hour course, you will learn:

  • What it means to be Twice Exceptional(2E)
  • The strengths and challenges associated with 2E learners
  • The importance of collaborating with Special Education
  • Specific disabilities that will help you identify your 2E learners
  • The importance of music in creating “Atmospheric wallpaper”
  • 15 steps to cultivate lifelong learning

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

This course is aligned with 2016 ODE Teacher Competencies d, e, and NAGC Teacher Preparation Standards 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 5.5.

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646 reviews for Twice Exceptional: The Intersection of Giftedness & Learning Disabilities

  1. Kay – CORPUS CHRISTI ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative.

  2. DLaine – SCHERTZ-CIBOLO-U CITY ISD (verified owner)

    This was a great resource training.

  3. Emily – CORPUS CHRISTI ISD (verified owner)



    It was good but would have like comparison charts included.

  5. Jeannie – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    I love his presentations, keeps it short to the point, well-defined objectives and concepts and very entertaining when connecting to our everyday lives.

  6. Christina – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    There was a lot of depth provided in this course- it is beneficial.

  7. Melissa – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    This coarse was very informative I will definitely use some of these ideas if I have students twice exceptional.


    This is a great course that offers more understanding of gifted and talented students.

  9. Kim – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    Very helpful tips.

  10. Julia – MARION LOCAL (verified owner)

    Interesting to learn about different types of exceptional students.

  11. Josefa – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    It was very informative about the different disabilities. I just wish the sound was a bit clearer and louder.



  13. Angela – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    love all the ideas

  14. Garie – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    Great course, especially the little brain breaks and videos to keep us alert and curious to what’s coming next

  15. Victoriano – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    Very informative course!

  16. Noemi – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    Loved all the ideas and definitions about each disorder.

  17. Melissa – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    This was a great course.

  18. Nereyda – MCALLEN ISD (verified owner)

    Awesome information about 2e students

  19. Juanita – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)


  20. Victor – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    Good overview of twice gifted students.

  21. Carolyn – Angleton ISD (verified owner)

    It’s a good overview of various needs students may have. There wasn’t much specific to gifted AND autism or gifted AND tourettes. The audio was also really low. Sometimes I had a hard time hearing what he was saying.

  22. Cory – FAIRBANKS LOCAL (verified owner)

    interesting! reviewed diagnoses that are not as common in classroom, but ones teachers should be aware of

  23. Sheri – KENT CITY (verified owner)

    Great description of various disabilities along with some strategies.

  24. Mary Ann Frances – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


  25. Mary – DRIPPING SPRINGS ISD (verified owner)

    The descriptions of Autism/Aspergers and ADHD are bit dated.

  26. Rosa – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


  27. Sandra – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    very informative

  28. Annette – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)

    Great course. Easy to implement ideas, and good background information on various disabilities.

  29. Lisa – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

    Great review.

  30. Adriana – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative, definitely recommend it to other educators.

  31. Amabeli – UNITED ISD (verified owner)


  32. Deyanira – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great content!

  33. Brandie – PORT NECHES-GROVES ISD (verified owner)


  34. Shanna – ECTOR COUNTY ISD (verified owner)

    I enjoyed this course because it helped me understand the many different types of special learning styles that lots of students many have coming into my classroom. I was glad to have a study and understanding of how I will be able to target all students accommodations in my class.

  35. Mariana – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    This course was an eye-opener. The visual representation of what our students go through when they have these special needs has been a powerful tool. The presenter has offered some practical yet powerful tools and strategies to implement in the classroom.

  36. Lynda – BURLESON ISD (verified owner)

    I liked the course, but was hoping to learn strategies to use more than identifying the students.

  37. Sandra – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    I really learned a lot.

  38. Cordelia – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great information on twice exceptional students and understanding their abilities and dissabilities.

  39. Adriana – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Great Course, packed with a lot of great infomation.

  40. Joann – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative, very interesting.

  41. Jeanenne – DRIPPING SPRINGS ISD (verified owner)

    Very helpful and entertaining.

  42. Amy – PROSPER ISD (verified owner)

    Great information!

  43. Kerry – MIDLOTHIAN ISD (verified owner)

    Very interesting and informative! Not boring at all! As a regular classroom teacher, I promise you will learn something new.

  44. Holly – DRIPPING SPRINGS ISD (verified owner)

    Very informational in managable chunks

  45. April – LITTLE CYPRESS-MAURICEVILLE CISD (verified owner)

    This was a great informational presentation!

  46. Jesica – BELTON ISD (verified owner)

    This was great! I had one student last year, that has yet to be identified…still in process…That this hit the nail on the head with him. I am so glad that I let him learn how he needed to learn and not worry about if he could put words on paper, etc.

  47. Jody – BELTON ISD (verified owner)

    Useful review of various disorders and how to help students accept one another.

  48. Flor – UNITED ISD (verified owner)

    great course

  49. Joseph – FLOUR BLUFF ISD (verified owner)

    The course helps me understand 2e students and suggests strategies to help them to learn.

  50. Amanda – BURLESON ISD (verified owner)

    I learned a lot about specific characteristics of disabilities. I also learned some new strategies that I can use in my classroom in order to foster a community and a better understanding of one another as well as teaching strategies.

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