Twice Exceptional Testing (2e)
Twice exceptional individuals are gifted individuals who experience more than just developmental inconsistency. These individuals may have a learning disability, attention disorder, or social-emotional problem. Professionals working with gifted individuals must understand the difference between typical developmental variation and a clinical problem.
Through twice exceptional testing, we can evaluate your child’s specific needs to determine the best solutions for intervention, education planning, support, and more. Our psychologist’s skills in assessing and intervening with complex cases set them apart from many psychologists. A complex case is one in which multiple factors are evident – things like behavior, learning difficulties, social skills, or attention problems.
If you’d like to learn more about how twice exceptional testing works, contact CNLD Testing & Therapy at (734) 994-9466.
Characteristics of Gifted and Twice Exceptional Children
Gifted and twice-exceptional cases fall in that category of complex cases. Determining “typical characteristics” from “problem behavior” is a necessary distinction when assessing gifted children, especially when determining whether or not a child is performing at his/her best level. Being in the correct learning environment makes a significant difference in the gifted child’s ability to succeed academically; correct school placement, as well as an understanding of external factors, truly assists children who are gifted.
- Creativity and Experimental Strategies
- Sensitivity to Criticism
- Curiosity and Advanced Ideas
- Unique Sense of Humor
- Divergent Thinking and Unusual Memories
- A Desire to “Do Things Differently”
- Complex Organizational Needs
- Difficulty in Social Settings
- Frustration in School
Our clinic is very well connected with clinical professionals and educators of the gifted in southeast Michigan. This provides each individual a custom-made intervention plan with which to move forward. Children benefit from testing, diagnosis and educational advocacy, but so do the parents, siblings, teachers, and friends who gain a better understanding of the social, emotional, and academic needs of the gifted child.
To Schedule a Consultation for Giftedness or Twice Exceptional Testing, Contact CNLD Testing & Therapy at (734) 994-9466