Source: Clark, B. (2008). Growing up gifted (7th ed.) Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
“Gifted students of poverty may show more uneven development and discrepant test than their other gifted counterparts” . – VanTassel-Baska & Stambaugh, 2007; VanTassel-Baska, 2009
Gifted and talented English Language Learners (ELLs) are unique and challenging students. Like all gifted and talented students, they are curious, creative, observant, and sensitive.
Research has described gifted English Language Learners as having varying degrees of the following characteristics:
Source: World Gifted Conference, Nashville, TN
Additional Information: Exploratory Study on the Identification of English Learners for Gifted and Talented Programs
Twice Exceptional learners are students who give evidence of the potential for high achievement capability in areas such as specific academics; general intellectual ability; creativity; leadership; AND/OR visual, spatial, or performing arts AND also give evidence of one or more disabilities as defined by federal or state eligibility criteria such as specific learning disabilities; speech and language disorders; emotional/behavioral disorders; physical disabilities; autism spectrum; or other health impairments, such as ADHD. Twice Exceptional students represent a unique group of learners with diverse programming and emotional needs due to the fact that they may have both gifts and disabilities.
Source: National Association of Gifted Children website: https://www.nagc.org/get-involved/nagc-networks-and-special-interest-groups/Twice Exceptional-special-interest-group
Source: Caring for the Mental Health of the Twice-Exceptional Child, 2011