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“Some day, teachers, parents and administrators will realise that the uniqueness of twice-exceptional students can be the basis for more learning that should be the foundation of a high quality and personalised approach to educating all learners…”

Joseph Renzulli, Director of the National Research Centre for the Gifted and Talented

Teaching strategies

  • It is essential to focus on strengths first – strategies to manage weaknesses or remediate are secondary to maintaining the intellectual challenges and successes these students need to experience.
  • Be aware of the extreme frustration that may be experienced by these students – and the associated risks to social and emotional wellbeing.

Related reading



Bourne, J

Twice Exceptional: Teaching Gifted Students with Learning Disabilities in the Regular Classroom

Bracamonte, M (2010)

2e Students: Who They Are and What They Need

Idaho State Department of Education (2010)

Twice-Exceptional: Students with Both Gifts and Challenges or Disabilities, pages 35-63 contain detailed information on recommended teaching strategies

Winebrenner, S (2003)

Teaching Strategies for Twice-Exceptional Students (PDF, 410 KB)