There are a lot of misconceptions about twice exceptional children and homeschooling. In this episode of the Raising Lifelong Learners Podcast, Colleen shares what it’s really like to homeschool a twice exceptional child, both as a gifted education specialist and a homeschooling parent.
Twice Exceptional Defined
Twice exceptional is the label given to kids that are identified as gifted and also have a learning difficulty of some sort. Some may have learning disabilities, anxiety issues, Tourette Syndrome, ADD with or without hyperactivity, sensory processing disorders, while others may suffer from anxiety disorders or depression. The combinations are varied, as are the “symptoms” that lead to a diagnosis… or misdiagnosis.
Because of the complexities of both giftedness and learning differences combined, twice exceptional children often struggle in the traditional school environment.
Twice Exceptional Children And Homeschooling
Because of the unique abilities and needs of a twice exceptional learner, I believe that homeschooling is a wonderful option and is often the “best fit” educationally.
It allows parents to become students of their own children and put together an educational plan that is tailor-made for their child.
Raising Lifelong Learners Podcast Episode #127: What It’s Really Like To Homeschool A Twice Exceptional Child
Colleen shares what it’s really like to homeschool a twice exceptional child, from her perspective as a gifted specialist and as a homeschooling mom.
Links and Resources From Today’s Show
- SPONSOR: Homeschool Science Tools – Use CODE RLL30 for 30% off your first Science Unlocked Kit (offer valid through 8/31/21)
- SPONSOR: The Anxiety Toolkit
- Homeschooling Twice Exceptional Kids
- Parenting and Teaching a Twice Exceptional Child
- The Best Advice I Can Give You: Become A Student Of Your Child
- The Different Faces Of Giftedness: Understanding Your Child
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