Twice-exceptional Students

Twice-exceptional (2E) students are those who have learning disabilities AND who are gifted in superior cognitive ability, specific academic ability (reading/writing, math, science, and/or social studies), creative thinking ability, and/or ability in the visual and performing arts.  Inconsistencies in a student’s abilities may be an indicator of twice-exceptionality. Identifying twice-exceptional students can be challenging because their areas of giftedness may compensate for their learning disabilities, and conversely, their disabilities may mask their giftedness. ODE's Twice Exceptional Guide lists characteristics of students who are twice-exceptional and describes strategies and interventions for addressing learning disabilities while building on areas of strength.

Resources for Parents and Teachers
Ohio Department of Education: Twice-Exceptional Guide
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