ABSTRACT

Just because a child is gifted doesn't mean they don't have other types of neurodivergence, like ADHD, autism, dyslexia, and more. Conversely, even children with one of these diagnoses can be cognitively gifted. Raising Twice-Exceptional Children provides you with a road map to understand the complex make-up of your "gifted-plus," or twice-exceptional, child or teen.

The book helps you understand your child's diagnosis, meet their social-emotional needs, build self-regulation skills and goal setting, and teach self-advocacy. It also shows you effective ways to collaborate with teachers and school staff, and it offers advice on finding strengths-based strategies that support development at home.

For too long, these kids have fallen through the cracks. This book provides key information on how to best support neurodivergent children by leveraging their strengths while supporting their struggles.

chapter |8 pages

Introduction

part Part I|58 pages

Understanding Neurodiversity, Giftedness, and Twice-Exceptionality

chapter 1|8 pages

What Is Neurodiversity?

chapter 2|14 pages

Gifted and …

part Part II|26 pages

Parent Toolkit

chapter 4|6 pages

Talking about Twice-Exceptionality

chapter 5|12 pages

Communicating for Connection

chapter 6|6 pages

Effective Co-parenting

part Part III|110 pages

The Five Skills All Twice-Exceptional Kids Need

chapter 7|14 pages

Skill #1 – Self-Advocacy

chapter 8|33 pages

Skill #2 – Emotional Regulation

chapter 9|25 pages

Skill #3 – Executive Functioning

chapter 10|15 pages

Skill #4 – Effective Social Communication

chapter 11|21 pages

Skill #5 – Self-Directed Motivation

part Part IV|32 pages

Finding the Right Academic Fit

chapter 12|23 pages

Assessing Educational Options

chapter 13|7 pages

Collaborating Effectively with School