Understanding the 2e Brain: A Hopeful Start

If you are a parent of a gifted/learning disabled (LD) child, there is a strong chance that you have had an alien encounter or two in your quest to raise your precocious youngster. Perhaps it was that time your mouth-foaming, toy-throwing, fist-clenching three-year-old boy didn’t quite understand the need to “go to bed” — an odd contrast from the recent bouquet of wildflowers he brought you, just because they looked “strikingly beautiful.” Or perhaps it's your wonderful 13-year-old daughter who, having just been reminded of her curfew, instantly morphed into a she-bear and locked herself in the room screaming incoherently about “incomprehensible injustice.”

Have you been there before? Are you still there? As a father of multiple twice-ex...


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About Michael Postma

Dr. Michael Postma is the director of programming at SENG and the president of Gifted & Thriving, LLC. He also is the father of three twice-exceptional children. With more than 20 years of experience as a teacher, administrator, author, and consultant, Dr. Postma continues promote the social, emotional, and academic needs of the gifted/2e population. His latest book is "The Inconvenient Student: Critical Issues in the Identification and Education of Twice-Exceptional Students." He can be reached at [email protected]