The updated, comprehensive guide to developing or enhancing gifted programming How do we ensure we are meeting the needs of gifted students? The educational landscape has changed dramatically since Designing Services and Programs for High-Ability Learners was first published in 2006. This updated and revised second edition of the landmark guidebook provides educators and administrators with the comprehensive, practical advice they need to support gifted learners, and includes new perspectives based on recent research and the updated National Association for Gifted Children Programming Standards. Written by leading experts, each chapter focuses on a key feature of high-quality gifted programs, from identification to evaluation and advocacy, and takes into account current trends in education, such as the • Focus on diversity and the efforts needed to ensure underrepresented populations are screened for gifted education • Collaboration with special education, families, and community members to ensure all students have access to programming and services • Use of technology, especially in rural communities • Development of local policies to support gifted education Whether you are developing a new program or restructuring an existing service, this guidebook will help you meet the needs of today’s gifted students.
Chapter 10: Attending to the Needs of Twice-Exceptional Learners
Attending to the Needs of Twice-Exceptional Learners
What does it mean to have twice-exceptional students in your classroom? What are their needs? How are they similar to or different from any other student? In this chapter, we provide answers to these questions so educators can help these youth thrive in their academic and personal environments. We discuss identification and provision of support service challenges and provide strategies for educators to respond to students’ concerns while enhancing their academic experiences.
What Is Twice-Exceptionality?
Over the last 30 years, twice-exceptional students, or those who possess exceptional abilities as well as disabilities, have received greater attention in the field of gifted education. The history of the twice-exceptional movement is well ...