Seeking Inclusion for Your Twice-Exceptional Child

What can you do when your gifted or twice-exceptional child does not fit in?

You watch from the sidelines as other children easily bond on the playground, receive party invitations, and seem to effortlessly attract friends. But your child's attempts to socialize are more frequently declined by peers — sometimes with aloof avoidance and other times with overt refusal. It is heartbreaking to witness the exclusion of your child.

From an early age, gifted and twice-exceptional children recognize their differences. They notice how they grasp information more quickly and with more depth and complexity than their same-age peers. They become frustrated when their friends don't understand the rules of a complicated game or don't get their joke...

 

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About Gail Post

Gail Post, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in Jenkintown, Pa., in practice for over 30 years. She works with adolescents and adults, and also offers workshops and parent coaching. Dr. Post writes a popular blog about gifted children and adults, www.giftedchallenges.com. You can find out more at www.GailPost.com.