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Twice Exceptional Children

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Updated on Apr 14, 2009


For a child with writing challenges you can:

  • Encourage him to keep a daily journal in which writing and spelling is not corrected.
  • Teach her to use available strategies for spell-checking.
  • Encourage the use of concept mapping (a technique for visualizing the relations between concepts, in which, for example a "tree" or "plant" might be connected with labeled arrows).
  • Tape-record writing assignments.
  • Make sure she proofreads her work.
  • Change the format of the materials from which he copies (for example, photocopy his assignment so it has larger print).
  • Use a frame or window to cover all material except the sentence, problem, or question at hand.


Twice exceptional children don’t need to be "fixed." They’re not broken. They simply need your guidance as to how best to forge ahead. Recognizing your child’s strengths in other areas and focusing your attention on those gifts will empower the child to make his or her rightful contribution to society. These children are bright, sensitive, creative individuals who have a historical track record of achieving greatness in the world. After all, if it weren’t for them, there’d be no Symphony No. 9, no sunshine of your life. These kids are here to stay. Signed, sealed, delivered, they’re yours.

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