Podcast: A Parent’s Journey: A Child Who is Twice Exceptional
Updated: May 11, 2022
Listen to this podcast with Children's Health Council. (35 mins)
Parenting is never easy, but raising a child with exceptional talents who also struggles with learning differences (such as autism, ADHD or dyslexia) is even more complex. This combination of giftedness and challenges — known as twice exceptional (2e) — creates a confusing picture for parents and educators. It can be difficult to see the signs of 2e because it looks different in every child. Their strengths can mask their challenges and their challenges can mask their strengths. This podcast features REEL Co-Founder Callie Turk, a parent of a 2e child, and Dr. Vivien Keil, neuropsychologist, about the journey of understanding and parenting these unique and extraordinary kids.