Equity in Gifted/Talented (G/T) Education

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Twice-Exceptional Students and G/T Services

Twice-Exceptional Learner Needs

Twice-exceptional students need a supportive learning community where "teachers recognize that students learn differently, and they are flexible in meeting the individual needs of their students" (Trail, 2011). Teachers realize positive relationships are necessary for effective learning and create a learning environment that supports students' cognitive, social, emotional, and physical needs. They strive to connect with students, honor their unique qualities, and accommodate individual differences. There is a focus on nurturing and developing gifted potential. Students are encouraged to persist when encountering challenges. Read the NAGC article Improving Outcomes for 2E Children by Beverly Trail for more information.

Specific needs of twice-exceptional learners include the following: