What is our role as ambassadors of twice-exceptionality for our 2e children?
As a SENG board member, researcher, teacher, and parent of a 2e child, I am more than an advocate in the medical and educational arenas. The knowledge I hold about cognitive neurodiversity, asynchrony, and twice-exceptionality can help break down barriers for 2e children everywhere.
Parents and teachers of twice-exceptional students understand that asynchronous development is the rule, not the exception. Erikson’s 1968 theory of psychosocial development identified the stages of development through the lifespan. But how do 2e learners move through these stages?
There is no baseline for how gifted students may or may not meet those stages, and without thi...
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