LD Expert Podcast

Episode 62: 2E and Misunderstood – Lauren Ma


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    In this Episode


    "Why is it that he can have high-level, adult conversations about astrophysics, but he also has meltdowns like a toddler?"
    The twice exceptional, or "2E" population can be truly baffling for parents and teachers.
    These students are often misunderstood because they have both skills and deficits.
    This means that their often high intelligence and academic success can very easily mask their weak underlying behavior or executive functioning skills.
    In this episode of the LD Expert Podcast, Jill Stowell and Lauren Ma, Director of Clinical Growth and Operations at Stowell Learning Centers, dig into the dichotomy of the 2E population.

    In this week's episode, you'll learn:

    • "Twice Exceptional" (2E) defined
    • Why the 2E population is so misunderstood
    • Visualization: the best tool to help 2E students build executive function and mental flexibility


    Episode Highlight

    "We always look at challenges with behavior or learning as underlying skill deficits. But it is so much harder to see when kids are really bright and doing fine academically."

    - Jill Stowell


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