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Twice-Exceptional (2e) Evaluations

Twice-Exceptional (2e) Defined

A twice-exceptional individual is one who possesses an outstanding gift or talent in intellectual abilities, academics, music, or the arts and are capable of high performance, but who has a condition or disability (e.g., ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, Autism Spectrum Disorder) that weakens his/her performance in another area or areas. Twice-exceptional individuals often have unique academic, emotional, and behavioral needs. A comprehensive psychological assessment can help to determine these students’ strengths and weaknesses and identify recommendations that help them capitalize on their strengths and overcome their challenges.

Twice-Exceptional (2e) Assessments

In addition to cognitive and academic measures used in evaluations for giftedness, CAPES assessments for identifying twice-exceptional students also include:

  • Clinical interviews

  • Standardized tests of visual and auditory attention

  • A more in-depth look at achievement in areas of suspected difficulty (e.g., reading fluency in expected cases of hidden or stealth dyslexia)

  • Standardized tests of memory and learning 

  • Behavior checklists completed by parents, teachers, and student

  • Psychological/projective measures as warranted

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