Helping 2e Students Find Their Strengths

The author works with professionals and college students as a career coach certified in both the CliftonStrenths and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

During my time as a school psychologist, I learned that in many situations, the significant amounts of time and money invested in helping to improve a student’s area of weakness — e.g., social skills, executive functioning, processing speed, etc. — often only result in modest gains, if any.

Too often the process for helping twice-exceptional students stems from psychoeducational and neuropsychological assessments. These summaries, while initially useful for identifying areas of need and academic strengths, can be overlooked and/or misunderstood by students, parents, and educators.



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About Ellie Tabibian

Ellie Tabibian is a career coach certified in both the CliftonStrengths and MBTI. She coaches professionals in the healthcare industry and college students to leverage their unique talent themes to reach their professional goals with clarity and productivity. Her deep passion to become a CliftonStrengths coach evolved from her first career as a school psychologist.