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, PACT 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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