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:
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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