Materials for Twice-Exceptional Learners

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Twice Exceptional Students

These materials are are on twice-exceptional learners. These students have the gift of exceptional ability, but they also have to deal with the challenge of some form disability or special needs. They are called Twice-Exceptional, or 2E.

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616.85882
Ask
Ask and tell : self-advocacy and disclosure for people on the autism spectrum edited by Stephen Shore ; foreword by Temple Grandin. Autism Asperger Pub. Co., 2004.
Description:”aims to help people with autism effectively self-advocate in their pursuit of independent, productive, and fulfilling lives. Ask and Tell is unique by being the first book to speak to the twin issues of self-advocacy and disclosure for people with autism and by consisting exclusively – including the cover art and the preface by Temple Grandin – of contributions by those on the autism spectrum for persons on the spectrum.”-publisher’s website.
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618.928589
Lovecky
Different minds : gifted children with AD/HD, Asperger syndrome, and other learning deficits / Deirdre V. Lovecky. J. Kingsley, 2004.
Description: “Explaining why certain children are gifted and how giftedness is manifested, each chapter addresses the relevance for children with AD/HD and Asperger Syndrome. Lovecky guides parents and professionals through methods of diagnosis and advises on how best to nurture individual needs, positive behaviour and relationships at home and at school.”–publisher’s website.
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649.1528
Reber

Differently wired : raising an exceptional child in a conventional world / Deborah Reber. Workman Publishing, 2018.
Description:”Today millions of kids are stuck in a world that doesn’t respect, support, or embrace who they really are– … the “differently wired” kids, the one in five children with ADHD, dyslexia, Asperger’s, giftedness, anxiety, sensory processing disorder, and other neurodifferences. Their challenges are many. But for the parents who love them, the challenges are just as hard–struggling to find the right school, the right therapist, the right parenting group while feeling isolated and harboring endless internal doubts about what’s normal, what’s not, and how to handle it all. But now there’s hope. … a how-to, a manifesto, a book of wise advice, and the best kind of been-there, done-that companion. On the one hand it’s a book of saying NO, and how it’s time to say no to trying to fit your round-peg kid into society’s square holes, no to educational and social systems that don’t respect your child, no to the anxiety and fear that keep parents stuck. And then it’s a book of YES. By offering 18 paradigm shifts–what she calls “tilts”– Reber shows how to change everything.”– Provided by publisher.
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AI Reserve
616.8553
Eide
The dyslexic advantage : unlocking the hidden potential of the dyslexic brain Brock L. Eide and Fernette F. Eide. Plume, 2012.
Description: “In this revolutionary book, the Eides use new brain science and their expertise in neurology and learning disorders to explain how individuals with dyslexia not only perceive the written word differently but also conceive space more intuitively, see connections between unrelated objects, and are able to make great leaps creatively that others simply miss. Presenting a variety of case studies and true stories to support the science, The Dyslexic Advantage demonstrates that each individual with dyslexia is unique and faces specific challenges while, at the same time, possesses remarkable talent and ability. Carefully explaining how four areas dyslexics excel in appear in the activities of children and adults, the Eides provide useful advice on how to maximize an individual’s potential in material reasoning (used by architects and engineers), interconnected reasoning (scientists and designers), narrative reasoning (novelists and lawyers), and dynamic reasoning (economists and entrepreneurs)”–Provided by publisher.
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616.890082
Nerenberg
Divergent mind : thriving in a world that wasn’t designed for you / Jenara Nerenberg. HarperOne, [2019]
Description: … a long-overdue, much-needed answer for women who have a deep sense that they are “different.” Sharing real stories from women with ADHD, autism, synesthesia, misophonia, and more, Nerenberg explores how these brain variances present differently in women and dispels widely held misconceptions.
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153.98
Kuipers
Enjoying the gift of being uncommon : extra intelligent, intense and effective / Willem Kuipers. Kuipers & Van Kempen, 2011.
Description: “Quite often uncommon competence, creativity and drive remain hidden or partially used by its owners. Do they perceive the gift of being uncommon as a millstone instead of an enjoyment? This book introduces and illustrates three practices for Extra Intelligent People (XIPs) to become more effective in their work and private life, for their own sake and for the sake of their environment. These practices are based on ten years of experience in coaching XIPs and on various concepts from literature. Together they offer a practical tool for sustainable personal and career development of uncommonly intelligent and intense people. There is much to enjoy about being uncommon!”–Publisher description.
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JUV
371.9572
Galbraith
The gifted kids’ survival guide : for ages 10 & under / Judy Galbraith edited by Meg Bratsch. Rev. & updated 3rd ed. Free Spirit Pub., c2009.
Description: Examines the problems of gifted and talented students and explains how they can make the best use of their educational opportunities, get along better with parents and friends, and better understand themselves.
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155.5
Galbraith
The gifted teen survival guide : smart, sharp, and ready for (almost) anything / Judy Galbraith & Jim Delisle. Free Spirit Pub., c2011.
Description: Discusses what the label “gifted” means, and covers such issues as intelligence testing, educational options, and relationships with parents and friends. “Reading level grades 7 & up; interest level ages 11 & up; Fountas & Pinnell guided reading level Z”–Title page verso.
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649.152
Coope
Late, lost and unprepared : a parents’ guide to helping children with executive functioning/ Joyce Cooper-Kahn, Laurie C. Dietzel. Woodbine House, c2008.
Description: “Executive functions are the cognitive skills that help us manage our lives and be successful. Children with weak executive skills, despite their best intentions, often do their homework but forget to turn it in, wait until the last minute to start a project, lose things, or have a room that looks like a dump! The good news is that parents can do a lot to support and train their children to manage these frustrating and stressful weaknesses. … for parents of children from primary school through high school who struggle with: Iimpulse Control (taking turns, interrupting others, running off) ; cognitive Flexibility (adapting to new situations, transitions, handling frustrations) ; initiation (starting homework, chores, and major projects) ; working memory (following directions, note-taking, reading and retaining info) ; planning & organizing (completing and turning in homework, juggling schedules) ; self-monitoring (making careless errors, staying on topic, getting into trouble but not understanding why). … emphasizes the need for a two-pronged approach to intervention: 1) helping the child to manage demands in the short run, and 2) building independent skills for long-term self-management. Full of encouragement and practical strategies, the book’s organization–short chapters with overviews, summaries, case studies, tips, and definitions–makes it easy to grasp concepts quickly and get started. Part I, What You Need to Know, provides information about: what executive functions are and how weaknesses in these skills affect development; the impact of weak executive function on children’s emotional lives and their families; how professionals assess executive function problems; and associated conditions (AD/HD–children with an AD/HD diagnosis always have executive skills issues–learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, Tourette syndrome, etc.). Part II discusses What You Can Do About It including how to change behavior and set reasonable expectations, and offers specific intervention strategies for children of different ages, varying needs, and profiles.”–amazon.com
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370.1524
Learning
Learning and leading with habits of mind : 16 essential characteristics for success / edited by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, c2008.
Description: Bringing together all four books in the ground-breaking Habits of Mind series, this volume presents a compelling case for why it’s more relevant than ever to align the missions of schools and classrooms to teaching students how to think and behave intelligently when they encounter problems and challenges in learning and in life. Drawing on their research and experience in applying the habits of mind in all kinds of schools, the authors guide you through every step of making intelligent behavior a practical outcome in any school: (1) Explore 16 habits of mind and the significance of developing these habits as part of everyday success and lifelong learning; (2) Discover classroom-tested strategies, units, lessons, and tasks that help students learn good habits of mind and apply them in learning academic content; (3) Help your school cultivate a more thoughtful culture that encourages students to reflect on their thinking and assess how well they’re using the habits of mind; and (4) Make the 16 habits of mind part of the everyday life in your school or district through your curriculum development, school leadership, and staff development.
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616.89820092
Robison
Look me in the eye : my life with Asperger’s / John Elder Robison. Three Rivers Press, c2008.
Description: Memoir of John Robison whose odd behavior was explained when he was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger’s syndrome as an adult when he was forty and the change that made in his life.
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370.1523
Armstr
Multiple intelligences in the classroom / Thomas Armstrong. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, c1994.
Description: The model presented in this book provides a language for talking about the inner gifts of children, especially those students who have accumulated labels such as Learning Disabled (LD) and Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD) during their school careers, and describes how educators can bring Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences (MI), a means of mapping the broad range of abilities that humans possess, into the classroom every day. The MI theory is described as a philosophy of education, an attitude toward learning, or a meta-model of education in the spirit of John Dewey’s ideas on progressive education rather than a set program of fixed techniques and strategies. The MI are grouped into seven comprehensive categories–linguistic, logical-mathematical, spatial, bodily- kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, and intrapersonal. The volume provides concrete examples of how MI can be applied to curriculum development, teaching strategies, classroom management, assessment, special education, and other areas, along with information on how to develop MI lessons, and conduct MI assessments.
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649.155
Delisle
Parenting gifted kids : tips for raising happy and successful children / Jim R. Delisle. Prufrock Press, c2006.
Description: A practical guide to parenting gifted children with advice on understanding a child’s giftedness, dealing with perfectionism, building character, and helping kids achieve goals.
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618.9289
Douglas
Parenting through the storm : find help, hope, and strength when your child has psychological problems / Ann Douglas. The Guilford Press, [2017]
Description: “Raising a child or teenager with a psychological condition is a “perfect storm” of stress, sadness, and uncertainty. How can you find the best treatments and help your child overcome emotional, behavioral, and academic challenges — while keeping yourself and your family strong? As a parent, you may feel isolated and alone, but the reality is that a lot of families are in the same boat. Ann Douglas knows firsthand just how daunting it can be. In this compassionate and empowering guide, she combines the vital lessons she has learned with vivid stories from other parents and advice from leading psychologists. Several record-keeping forms can be downloaded and printed for repeated use. The book cuts through the often-confusing clinical jargon and speaks from the heart about what matters most: the well-being of your child”–Amazon.com.
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616.8
Armstrong
The power of neurodiversity : unleashing the advantages of your differently wired brain / Thomas Armstrong. DaCapo Lifelong, 2010.
Description: “ADHD. dyslexia. autism. the number of illness categories listed by the American Psychiatric Association has tripled in the last fifty years. With so many people affected, it is time to revisit our perceptions on this “culture of disabilities. … illuminates a new understanding of neuropsychological disorders. He argues that if they are a part of the natural diversity of the human brain, they cannot simply be defined as illnesses. Armstrong explores the evolutionary advantages, special skills, and other positive dimensions of these conditions.”
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649.152
Klass
Quirky kids : understanding and helping your child who doesn’t fit in– when to worry and when not to worry / Perri Klass and Eileen Costello. Ballantine Books, 2004.
Description: Straddling the line between eccentric and developmentally impaired, quirky children present challenges that standard parenting books fail to address. Now, in “Quirky Kids,” nationally known writer/pediatrician Perri Klass and her colleague Eileen Costello, a seasoned pediatrician with a special interest in child development, finally provide the expert guidance and in-depth research that families with quirky children so desperately need. A generation ago, such children were called odd ducks or worse. But nowadays, they are often assigned medical, psychiatric, or neurological diagnoses. The diagnoses often overlap or shift, but the labels can be frightening. Klass and Costello illuminate the confusing list of terms applied to quirky children these days-nonverbal learning disability, sensory integration disorder, obsessive-compulsive behavior, autistic spectrum disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, Asperger’s syndrome-and explain how to assess what exactly each diagnosis means and how to use it to help a child most effectively. … takes you through the stages of a child’s life, helping to smooth the way at home, at school, even on the playground. How do you make it through mealtime, when emotions often erupt? How do you help the child’s siblings understand what’s going on? Is it better to “mainstream” the child or seek a special education program? How can you make a school more welcoming and flexible for a quirky child? How do you help your child deal with social exclusion, name-calling, and bullying?
Choosing the right therapy for quirky children is especially difficult, because their problems fall outside traditional medical categories. Coping strategies might include martial arts or horseback riding, or speech and occupational therapies. Klass and Costello cover all the options, as well as offer a thorough consideration of the available medications, how they work, and whether medication is the best choice for your child. … the ideal way to help our quirky kids is to understand and embrace the qualities that make them exceptionally interesting and lovable. Written with upbeat clarity and informed insight, their book is a comprehensive guide to loving, living with, and enjoying these wonderful if challenging children.
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155.4138
Stuxrud
The self-driven child : the science and sense of giving your kids more control over their lives / William Stixrud, PhD and Ned Johnson. Penguin Books, 2019.
Description: “… the best antidote to stress is to give kids more of a sense of control over their lives. But this doesn’t mean giving up your authority as a parent. In this groundbreaking book they reveal how you can actively help your child to sculpt a brain that is resilient, and ready to take on new challenges. … offers a combination of cutting-edge brain science, the latest discoveries in behavioral therapy, and case studies drawn from the thousands of kids and teens Bill and Ned have helped over the years to teach you how to set your child on the real road to success. As parents, we can only drive our kids so far. At some point, they will have to take the wheel and map out their own path. But there is a lot you can do before then to help them tackle the road ahead with resilience and imagination.”
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618.928
Miller
Sensational kids : hope and help for children with sensory processing disorder (SPD) / Lucy Jane Miller, with Doris A. Fuller. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c2006.
Description:Imagine that you are a parent of a child with no visible disability, but whose experiences of everyday life present constant challenges. What may be typical activities for most people are a struggle, often resulting in social, emotional, and academic problems. Sensory Processing Disorder, a complex brain disorder, affects one in twenty children. They experience sensations–taste, touch, sound, sight, smell, movement and body awareness–vastly differently from others. They may feel attacked by the slightest touch, fail to register bumps and bruises, or be unable to figure out where they are in space without constantly touching others. While SPD is more widely recognized than it once was, parents of these children search for ways to help them navigate in the world. Dr. Miller identifies the disorder and its four major subtypes, provides insight into assessment and diagnosis, and suggests treatment options and strategies, including the importance of occupational therapy and parental involvement.–From publisher description.
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371.94
Fisher
The survival guide for kids with LD* : *learning differences / by Gary Fisher and Rhoda Cummings ; illustrated by Jackie Urbanovic. Rev. & Updated. Free Spirity Pub., 2002.
Description: Discusses how children with “learning differences” can get along better in school, set goals, and plan for the future.
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373.214
Greene
The teenagers’ guide to school outside the box / Rebecca Greene ; edited by Elizabeth Verdick. Free Spirit Pub., 2001.
Description: Provides information about alternative learning options for high school students, examining experiences teenagers can try while living at home, as well as opportunities for travel adventures and overseas study programs. Includes a list of resources.
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371.95
Baum
To be gifted & learning disabled : strength-based strategies for helping twice-exceptional students with LD, ADHD, ASD, and more / Susan M. Baum, Ph. D., Robin M. Schader, Ph. D., and Steven V. Owen, Ph. D. Prufrock Press, 2017.
Description: This updated third edition provides a comprehensive look at the complex world of students with remarkable gifts, talents, and interests, who simultaneously face learning, attention, or social challeges from LD, ADHS, ASD, and other disorders. Through case studies and years of research, the authors present a rational for using a strength-based, talent-focused approach to meeting the needs of this special population. From a throrough descripiton of twice-exceptionality and the unique learning patterns of these students, to strategies for identification, comprehensive programming, talent development, and instructional strategies, this book explores the distinguishing strengths (yellows) and complex challenges (blues) that these students face. In painting, green is a mix of yellow and blue–and, because of their individual characteristics, twice-exceptional students come in a remarkable range of greens. — Provided by publisher.
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158.9
Kaufman
Transcend : the new science of self-actualization / Scott Barry Kaufman. TarcherPerigee, [2020]
Description: “A bold reimagining of Maslow’s famous hierarchy of needs–and new insights for realizing your full potential and living your most creative, fulfilled, and connected life. … Kaufman picks up where Maslow left off, unraveling the mysteries of his unfinished theory, and integrating these ideas with the latest research on attachment, connection, creativity, love, purpose and other building blocks of a life well lived. Kaufman’s new hierarchy of needs provides a roadmap for finding purpose and fulfillment–not by striving for money, success, or “happiness,” but by becoming the best version of ourselves, or what Maslow called self-actualization. While self-actualization is often thought of as a purely individual pursuit, Maslow believed that the full realization of potential requires a merging between self and the world. We don’t have to choose either self-development or self-sacrifice, but at the highest level of human potential we show a deep integration of both. Transcend reveals this level of human potential that connects us not only to our highest creative potential, but also to one another. With never-before-published insights and new research findings, along with exercises and opportunities to gain insight into your own unique personality, this empowering book is a manual for self-analysis and nurturing a deeper connection not only with our highest potential but also with the rest of humanity”– Provided by publisher.
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371.9
TwiceEx
Twice exceptional : supporting and educating bright and creative students with learning difficulties / edited by Scott Barry Kaufman. Oxford University Press, [2018]
Description:In an educational system founded on rigid standards and categories, students who demonstrate a very specific manifestation of intelligence flourish, while those who deviate tend to fall between the cracks. Too often, talents and interests that do not align with classroom conventions are left unrecognized and unexplored in children with extraordinary potential but little opportunity. For twice-exceptional (2e) children, who have extraordinary strengths coupled with learning difficulties, the problem is compounded by the paradoxical nature of their intellect and an unbending system, ill-equipped to cater to their unique learning needs. Twice Exceptional: Supporting and Educating Bright and Creative Students with Learning Difficulties provides cutting-edge, evidence-based approaches to creating an environment where twice-exceptional students can thrive. Viewing the 2e student as neither exclusively disabled nor exclusively gifted, but, rather, as a dynamic interaction of both, leading experts offer holistic insight into identification, social-emotional development, advocacy, and support for 2e students. With chapters focusing on special populations (including autism, dyslexia, and ADHD) as well as the intersection of race and 2e, this book highlights practical recommendations for school and social contexts. In expounding the unique challenges faced by the 2e population, Twice Exceptional makes a case for greater flexibility in our approach to education and a wider notion of what it means to be academically successful. — Provided by publisher.
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371.95
Trail
Twice-exceptional gifted children : understanding, teaching, and counseling gifted students / by Beverly A. Trail. Prufrock Press, 2011.
Description: “Trail, a consultant, trainer, researcher, and presenter who has been a gifted education coordinator and resource teacher, aids teachers and education professionals in understanding the issues associated with gifted students with disabilities (or twice-exceptional children), their characteristics, how to use their strengths and weaknesses and nurture their potential, and teaching strategies to help them succeed. She outlines how to identify and develop a plan to meet students’ needs, select modifications and accommodations, use response to intervention, foster interpersonal relationships and intrapersonal understanding, and monitor progress.”–Book News, Inc.
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371.94
Understanding
Understanding twice-exceptional learners : connecting research to practice / edited by C. Matthew Fugate, Wendy A. Behrens, and Cecelia Boswell. Prufrock Press, 2020.
Description:… offers an in-depth look at the needs and lived experiences of students who are twice-exceptional”– Provided by publisher.
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649.155
Delisle
Understanding your gifted child from the inside out : a guide to the social and emotional lives of gifted kids / James R. Delisle, Ph.D. Prufrock Press Inc., [2018]
Description: … provides an engaging and encouraging look at raising gifted children today. A follow-up to the best-selling “Parenting Gifted Kids: Tips for Raising Happy and Successful Children,” this new edition focuses on the social and emotional aspects of giftedness, highlighting new information on the issues of perfectionism, self-advocacy, underachievement, mindfulness, and the impact of technology on gifted kids’ relationships. The book also features a section on life beyond college, for those readers whose children are no longer children. Understanding Your Gifted Child From the Inside Out features real-life stories about the lives of gifted children and how they and their parents recognize and enjoy the many intellectual talents and social and emotional insights they possess.
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153.9
Kaufman
Ungifted : intelligence redefined : the truth about talent, practice, creativity, and the many paths to greatness / Scott Barry Kaufman. Basic Books, [2013]
Description: “Explores the psychological research in genetics and neuroscience, and evolutionary, developmental, positive, and cognitive psychology, to uncover the truth about human potential. This title reveals the diversity of paths to success, showing that what we need is a more holistic approach that takes into account each person’s specific psychology.”–Publisher’s description.
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370.1523
Silverman
Upside-down brilliance : the visual-spatial learner / Linda Kreger Silverman. DeLeon Pub., 2002.
Description: Do you know things without being able to explain how or why? Do you solve problems in unusual ways? Do you think in pictures rather than in words? If so, you are not alone. One-third of the population thinks in images. You may be one or you may live with one. If you teach, it is absolutely certain that some of your students will be visual-spatial learners.
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155.4192
Maguire
Why will no one play with me? : the Play Better Plan to help children of all ages make friends and thrive / Caroline Maguire, PCC, M.Ed. ; with Teresa Barker. Grand Central Publishing, 2019.
Description: Every parent wants their child to have friends, to be successful, to feel comfortable in his or her own skin. But many children lack important social and executive functioning skills that allow them to navigate through the world with ease. Maguire has worked with thousands of families dealing with chronic social dilemmas, ranging from shyness to aggression to ADHD, and more. Here she shares The Play Better Plan to help children of all ages gain the confidence to make friends and get along with others. — adapted from jacket.
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153.35
Kaufman
Wired to create : unraveling the mysteries of the creative mind / Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire. TarcherPerigee, 2015.
Description: “… this well-researched and engaging book reveals what we know about creativity, and what anyone can do to enhance this essential aspect of their lives and work”– Provided by publisher.

Updated February 2021