Timeout for 2e: The Importance of Identification

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 our first 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 this Timeout for 2e audio piece, Kircher-Morris focuses on the importance of recognizing and diagnosing twice-exceptionality. She delves into the idea of differential diagnoses and chats with multiple experts in the field about how misdiagnoses or missed diagnoses can heighten academic and emotional struggles for twice-exceptional kids. 

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About Emily Kircher-Morris

Emily Kircher-Morris, LPC, is the host of the Mind Matters podcast. She has dual Masters degrees in Counseling and Education, and specializes in the area of giftedness throughout the lifespan. In 2012, Emily founded the Gifted Support Network, an organization which provides resources and support to parents and educators of gifted and high-ability children of St. Louis. In addition, she provides lectures and presentations across the country for organizations like NAGC and the ACA, and provides continuing education lectures to local universities and school districts. She's a soon-to-be-published author, and the mother of three gifted children of her own.