Equity in Gifted/Talented (G/T) Education

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Twice-Exceptional Students and G/T Services

Mostly Myths or Facts about Students
with Two Exceptionalities (Twice-Exceptional)

Please select either "myth" or "fact" for each statement in the quiz below.

  1. Students with gifts and talents may have disabilities. (Gifted students are capable in all areas).
  2. We can’t deal with the giftedness until we address the disability.
  3. Giftedness fixes the disability.
  4. Labels may stigmatize twice-exceptional students.
  5. Twice-exceptional learners may behave differently in different contexts.
  6. Accommodations are unfair to the other students.
  7. If you put a twice-exceptional student in a gifted class, you have to "water down the curriculum."
  8. Twice-exceptional students could succeed if they just try harder.
  9. IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) funds cannot be spent on twice-exceptional learners.
  10. The IEP for a twice-exceptional learner MUST be adhered to in the educational program (general education, gifted education, special education).
  11. Twice-exceptional students frequently suffer from low self-esteem and experience anxiety and depression.
  12. Twice-exceptional learners are not college material and are not often successful later in life.
  13. Twice-exceptional students are best served in specialized programs and services that focus on providing for both areas of exceptionality.