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We are mid-way through Gifted Awareness Week - what have you done to celebrate it?  Dr Louise Tapper celebrated by posting on Ipu Kererū - Blog of the New Zealand Association for Research in Education.

Louise's topic is one that is close to many people's hearts - multiexceptional learners (aka twice-exceptional, 2E, gifted + ...).

"For multi-exceptional learners, this complex combination of high abilities and difficulties can understandably lead to challenges both in the learning process and in the development of a social identity. They are children and young people who are experiencing “differentness twice over”. Without adequate support, they are at risk of developing feelings of ineptitude, self-doubt and failure; they are also at risk of social isolation because of feeling intensely different from their peers."



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Differentness Twice Over

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