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. 

Press the play button below to hear the 2e News premiere of Timeout for 2e.

 

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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.