Fifteen Years: The Evolution of 2e—Susan Baum

The year was 2003. The idea of twice-exceptionality was just catching on. The seed had been planted during the previous generation by pioneers such as Joanne Whitmore, June Maker, Lynn Fox, Ellen Brody, Mary Ruth Coleman, Elizabeth Nielsen, and Dennis Higgins. Lois Baldwin and I, along with Susan Levy, founded AEGUS (the Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students), dedicated to creating awareness of gifted students whose abilities lay dormant due to undiagnosed learning differences. The advent of the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program, which supported model projects and research focusing on twice-exceptional students, helped the seedlings blossom into a budding field.
I had just begun to wor...


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About Susan Baum

Susan Baum, Ph.D., is an educator, author, consultant, and Director of the 2e Center for Research and Professional Development. The author of To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled, her writing and research cover many areas of education, including differentiated curriculum and instruction, gifted education, gifted learning-disabled students, and gifted underachieving students.