Twice-Exceptional Students: Definition & Characteristics


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Samantha is a very well-behaved student. She is reading three years above grade level. However, when it comes time to take a math test, she can never get a passing score. Samantha is frustrated and it is effecting her self-esteem. You consult with a special educator who informs you a condition Samantha has that makes it difficult for her to process numbers. What were the warning signs that Samantha is twice exceptional?

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You have a non-verbal student in your sixth grade technology education class. You notice that this student can put together a toy car engine with little instruction. You also notice that he is able to construct a 100-piece jigsaw puzzle in little to no time.

How can you continue to foster this student's overall learning?

2. Twice-exceptional students are often not identified because _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about twice-exceptional students using our quiz and worksheet. Topics covered on the quiz include why these learners are often not identified and examples of a twice-exceptional child.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments help test your comprehension of:

  • Characteristics of a twice-exceptional child
  • Helping legally blind students read
  • Why 2e learners are difficult to identify
  • Warning signs for twice exceptional students

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about why it is often hard to identify twice exceptional students
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on 2e learners
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about warning signs for these types of learners and interpret them correctly

Additional Learning

Have a look at the lesson called Twice-Exceptional Students: Definition & Characteristics. Doing so lets you review more about:

  • What twice-exceptional means
  • Ways to identify 2e learners
  • Problems that these learners face