02 Sep Voices of twice exceptional students graduating from high school
Voices of twice exceptional students graduating from high school
Paper presentation292Katia Sandoval-Rodriguez, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile; María Leonor Conejeros-Solar, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile
North AmericaFri 10:30 - 12:00
Little has been investigated regarding students with twice exceptionality (2e) during their school trajectory and what this experience means for them. This multiple case study collects the voices of 7 2e students who have finished secondary education. Through biographical narrative interviews, the barriers and opportunities they have encountered in their school experience were revealed. Emerging coincidences were found in their stories in relation to the lack of knowledge of their 2e condition, experiences of bullying, demotivation for learning in some stages of life and motivations for different areas of human development as an emotional support strategy. The integration of these voices are relevant to guide these students in their school experiences and the transition to higher education not only to accompany their academic trajectory but also their social and emotional well-being.