Timeout for 2e: Social/Emotional Development of 2e Kids (Part 2)

Just as teachers vary modes of communication and instruction in their classrooms, we strive to also present valuable information through different mediums. With that, we here at 2e News are excited to present this audio column, authored by Emily Kircher-Morris. As host of the Mind Matters podcast, Kircher-Morris covers myriad topics in the realm of giftedness, including twice-exceptionality.
In the second installment of this three-part Timeout for 2e audio series, Kircher-Morris chats with Christen Leah, a twice-exceptional college student who reflects on her own educational and social experiences. Leah describes how her anxiety and autism spectrum disorder diagnosis presented obstacles in her efforts to overcome shyness and connect with friends, and how she often masked symptoms. 

"If you yourself haven't gone through that experience (of shyness), how are you going to identify that in someone else?" said Leah, 19.

"I would never connect with (friends) on quite the level I wanted to."

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About Emily Kircher-Morris

Emily Kircher-Morris, M.A., M.Ed., LPC, inspired by her own experiences as a twice-exceptional (2e) learner, is dedicated to supporting 2e children—including her own—in a way she wasn’t during her academic years. She has taught in gifted classrooms, has been a school counselor, and is now in private practice as a licensed professional counselor, where she specializes in helping gifted and twice-exceptional kids. Emily is the president and founder of the Gifted Support Network and speaks at statewide and national conferences. She also hosts Neurodiversity Podcast, which explores parenting, counseling techniques, and best practices for enriching the lives of high-ability people. Emily lives near St. Louis, Missouri.