Fifteen Years: The Evolution of 2e—Marlo Payne Thurman

The year was 1994. I was a newly-minted school psychologist who needed a job. For my first post-graduate position, I blessedly landed under the expert tutelage of Dr. Linda Silverman. It didn’t take long for her to inspire in me a career that would become my life-long passion — understanding and serving twice-exceptional children.
When I opened my own practice, I specialized in assessment and social skills training for gifted children who struggled with learning. (While I had learned the term twice exceptional from Linda Silverman, few people used it.) Because this population was estimated to be only 15 to 25 percent of gifted children (who were only 5 percent of the general population), I assumed my career path would be slow to grow; but ...


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About Marlo Payne Thurman

Marlo Payne Thurman, Ph.D., is a school psychologist; owner of 2e Consultant Services, a private educational consulting company specializing in meeting the needs of out-of-sync learners; and the parent of two twice-exceptional children. In 1999, she founded Brideun School in Colorado, which offered a program designed exclusively for this “out-of-sync” population. Marlo has published numerous articles and presented extensively on the subject of educating twice-exceptional children and asynchronous learning. In addition, she is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Northern Colorado.