Strategies for Supporting Twice Exceptional Students
Approximately 360,000 children in the United States are identified as being twice exceptional, displaying an area of extreme strength and talent as well as a learning disability (e.g., ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, autism). An equal number of children are currently undiagnosed even though they meet criteria. There is a critical need for educators, psychologists, parents, and pediatric occupational therapists to better understand the unique needs and intervention protocols for these children. This highly practical, 90-minute course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to not only begin identifying children in this often overlooked and undertreated population but also to address what can often be the missing link in our intervention programs.
- Define the term twice exceptional as it applies to students.
- Identify challenges encountered to providing appropriate diagnosis and intervention.
- List five immediate tools to share with parents and educators.
Target Audience: intermediate- to advanced-level OTs, teachers, and other school-based professionals
Note: While many professionals may benefit from the course content, we can only guarantee acceptance of continuing education credit as described in the CEU section.
Course Instructor: Lori Benson Adams, MEd
Learning Assessment: Objective post-test
Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Sensational Brain LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 03073. This distance-learning, independent format is offered at 0.15 CEUs, Intermediate Level, OT Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.
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