02 Sep Are you up for a treasure hunt? A solution-focused and systemic approach in educating twice-exceptional students.
Are you up for a treasure hunt? A solution-focused and systemic approach in educating twice-exceptional students.
Workshop119Eleonoor van Gerven, Slim Educatief, Netherlands
Europe 1Fri 15:30 - 17:00
Balanced research and practice
Twice-exceptional and multiple exceptional students (TE/ME students) experience problems due to being gifted and having a learning disability (Baum et al., 2017; Pereles et al., 2009; Trail, 2011). This results in unique social-emotional and/or behavioural problems (Reiss et al., 2014). Teachers find it difficult to cope with situations occurring due to the interplay between the student's natural abilities and thresholds. They feel insecure whether to take action and start-up an educational plan or to wait until a diagnosis of the problem is available.
In this session, participants will explore a solution-focused approach for teachers, based on the concept of RtI and the involvement of the student's ecological system, to use when educating twice-exceptional students. We focus on the pre-diagnostic stage, encouraging teachers to use the presented strategy when formal identification of giftedness and the learning/behavioural differences have not been completed.