top of page
  • Writer's pictureanadirago

Twice-Exceptional (2E) Gifted Adults

Twice exceptional (2e) gifted adults are individuals who have exceptional intellectual abilities or talents, but who also have one or more learning challenges, disabilities, or disorders (e.g., ADHD, Autism Spectrum.) These individuals often face unique challenges as they navigate the adult world, but they also have the potential to make significant contributions to society. In this blog post, I will discuss what it means to be a twice-exceptional gifted adult and how they can be supported.


How to Identify Twice-Exceptional Adults?


Twice-exceptional adults may display a combination of the following characteristics:

  • High intelligence or exceptional abilities in one or more areas, such as music, art, or technology.

  • High levels of creativity, originality, and problem-solving skills. Known for "thinking outside the box."

  • Difficulty with social skills, such as making and keeping friends or understanding social cues.

  • Poor executive function skills, including organization, planning, and time management.

  • Inconsistent work performance or difficulty with completing tasks.

  • Sensitivities to sensory stimuli, such as sounds, smells, or textures.


How to Support Twice-Exceptional Adults?


Twice-exceptional adults may benefit from the following types of support:

  • Finding appropriate work that matches their strengths and interests.

  • Accessing accommodations, such as flexible schedules or assistive technology, to help manage their unique learning and working styles.

  • Developing effective coping strategies, such as mindfulness, time management, or organizational skills.

  • Seeking therapy or counseling to manage anxiety or depression.

  • Joining support groups or online communities for other twice-exceptional adults.


Why is it Important to Support Twice-Exceptional Adults?


Twice-exceptional adults have the potential to make significant contributions to society, but they often face unique challenges that can hinder their success. Without appropriate support and understanding, these individuals may struggle with employment, suffer from low self-esteem, and experience anxiety or depression. By providing tailored support and accommodations, we can help twice-exceptional adults reach their full potential and thrive.


2,431 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Twice Exceptional (2E) Children

Twice-exceptional (2e) gifted children are children who have exceptional intellectual abilities or talents, but who also have one or more learning challenges, disabilities, or disorders. These childre

Masking in Autism Spectrum

Autism is a developmental disorder that affects social communication, behavior, and sensory processing. One aspect of autism that is becoming increasingly recognized is the phenomenon of 'masking'. Ma

Giftedness in Adults

Giftedness is not limited to childhood. There exists a vibrant and diverse community of gifted adults, individuals whose exceptional intellectual abilities continue to shape their lives well beyond th

Comentarios


bottom of page