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Twice-Exceptional Kids: A Guide for Assisting Students Who Are Both Academically Gifted and Learning Disabled [Paperback]

Ed.D, Rosemary Callard-Szulgit

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March 20 2008 1578867797 978-1578867790
Twice Exceptional Kids ,is a response to education intervention with a practical and common sense approach for the identification, understanding, and education of academically gifted children, handicapped by one or more learning disabilities. In this book, the author provides a thorough explanation of the various special education needs hindering the identification, schooling and social successes of the twice exceptional, while supplying methods and best practices for positive behavioral support (PBS) of the students in their school and home environment. To be effective, education programs need to incorporate a variety of components to meet the challenging needs of the twice exceptional. This book provides them. Steps for positive advocacy are given along with appendices of appropriate support organizations and parenting groups. Twice Exceptional Kids is a helpful stratagem for all educators and parents interested in providing the appropriate education for these special children and helping them achieve to their fullest potential.

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Having worked with exceptional children, I understand the need for parents, teachers and counselors to address the challenges with this very special group of children and teens. With the challenges come great rewards. I believe this book will enlighten and inspire all who read it. (Debra Welborn, author, speaker, and founder of the non-profit agency: Community Health Management Services, Inc.)

Dr. Callard-Szulgit has written a comprehensive, up-to-date, and informative book about a neglected segment of our school population: gifted children with one or more diagnosed disabilities. The format of the book is approachable, especially for parents, as it provides explanations of each of the twice exceptional categories, as well as useful tips for addressing these issues with school personnel. Too, her use of personal vignettes of students she knows who possess these dual exceptionalities adds a realistic and tender perspective to this important, understudied topic. I applaud Dr. Callard-Szulgit for providing a needed resource to both parents and professionals. (James R. Delisle, Ph.D., distinguished professor of education, Kent State University (OH))

Rosemary Szulgit's new book, Twice-Exceptional Kids offers insights and suggestions for parents and professionals. Often misunderstood and frequently neglected or ignored, twice-exceptional children finally are given the attention they deserve. This book provides relevant case studies, strategies, and ideas for teaching and working with twice-exceptional children. This book could also serve as a supplementary text in a course about children with disabilities. (Janet Medina, Psy.D., associate professor, Department of Education, McDaniel College (MD))

About the Author

Dr. Callard-Szulgit Ed.D has thirty-seven years of experience in education, with a focus on gifted children, their education and parenting. She is currently an adjunct professor with the State University at Buffalo and runs her own education consulting business, Partners for Excellence in Rochester, NY.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Start for Parents and Teachers Aug. 27 2009
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As a novice in the field of gifted kids with learning disabilities, I found "Twice-Exceptional" excellent in helping me understand the core concepts of 2E children and how to help them in my clasroom. So many times topics become too complex. Dr. Callard-Szulgit was able to present clear and precise information while giving teachers/parents practical suggestions on how to work with children and their disabilities to achieve optimum success!
This is definitely a necessary read for any teachers or parents who will be working with twice-exceptional children.

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