Ask the 2e Expert
Have a question about how best to advocate for your 2e child? Or perhaps you are an educator seeking to implement more effective supports for this population?
Are you twice-exceptional yourself and wondering whether you should pursue accommodations in school?
There are countless questions and opportunities in the effort to support twice-exceptional students. Here we will address your questions by consulting with experts in the 2e field. In the coming weeks we’ll be chatting with Megan Foley Nicpon of the Belin-Blank Center at the University of Iowa and Jen Merrill of Laughing at Chaos. Dr. Foley Nicpon is a licensed psychologist, a professor of counseling psychology, and associate director for research and clinic at Belin-Blank. She has presented and published extensively in the realm of 2e, with her specialties including:
- Cognitive, academic, and psychosocial profiles of talented students with learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders
- Psychosocial and cognitive profiles of high functioning students with ADHD
- Measurement of autism in high functioning youth
- Psychosocial functioning in high ability youth with disabilities
Jen Merrill is an Illinois-based writer, blogger, flutist, and gifted family advocate. She is the author of If This is a Gift, Can I Send It Back?: Surviving in the Land of the Gifted and Twice-Exceptional. She has keynoted at TECA and SENG conferences and has published articles in the Understanding Our Gifted Journal and Huffington Post. Her goal is “to support parents of gifted and twice-exceptional kids, because they are the ones doing the heavy lifting and are too often ignored, patronized, and discredited.”
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