Gifted students with disabilities, also referred to as twice-exceptional children, need the strategies in "Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children: Understanding, Teaching, and Counseling Gifted Students" in order to find success in the regular classroom. By offering a thorough discussion of twice-exceptional students based on research into how gifted students with disabilities learn, the author helps teachers and education professionals develop a broad understanding of the complex issues associated with gifted students who have disabilities. This comprehensive text provides an overview of who these students are, how teachers can tap into their strengths and weaknesses, and what educational strategies should be implemented to help these students succeed in school and beyond. The book will guide a collaborative team step-by-step through the process of identifying students' needs, selecting modifications and accommodations, and developing a comprehensive plan to meet the diverse needs of twice-exceptional children. By implementing the strategies suggested in this book, teachers of twice-exceptional gifted students can ensure these students do not just survive in the classroom, but thrive.
As a parent and advocate for gifted students, I want this book--and the breadth and depth of information it offers in one place--to be something with which every one of my children's teachers is very familiar...If all the stakeholders in gifted and twice-exceptional student education were to be familiar with the insights and suggestions in this book, so much practical progress could be made: everyone would be on the same page (so to speak) with a foundation and strategies for early intervention and twice-exceptional student success! -- Kathee Jones, A Gifted Journey
Talent is something to be nurtured, and some talents need assistance to get the help they need. "Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children: Understanding, Teaching and Counseling Gifted Students" is a guide for educators and teachers who want to help their gifted and talented students keep performing at this high level, particularly those who also face disabilities, making their talents all the more significant. "Twice-Exceptional Gifted Children" is a thoughtful and scholarly volume that should be considered by any advanced classes teacher. -- Midwest Book Review
Beverly A. Trail, Ed.D., is the National Association for Gifted Children's Special Population Network Chair. She is a twice-exceptional consultant, trainer, researcher, and frequent presenter at the National Association for Gifted Children and the Council for Exceptional Children conventions. Her career in education spans 22 years with experience at the district level as gifted education coordinator, resource teacher, and twice-exceptional consultant. As a result of her extensive work in gifted education, she was inducted into the Colorado Academy of Educators for the Gifted, Talented, and Creative.