2e Students: Questions To Ask Your Child’s School
If your child has been tested and given the 2e designation, you may have many questions about what that means and how to help them. You may also want to know how to determine if the school you chose to send them to is equipped to handle their special needs.
We understand that, so we have pulled together some of the information that will be helpful as a parent of a 2e student.
2e Student – What Does It Mean?
When you hear this term, it may be something foreign to you. Perhaps you are more familiar with the phrase “gifted with special education needs”.
These are students who have a gift for certain subjects but have been diagnosed with ADHD, dyslexia, or any of several learning disabilities. Such children are also known as “twice exceptional”, hence 2e.
How They Are Identified
The government has laws that are put in place to protect students that are identified as disabled. School districts across the country must assess children to see if they fall into the twice-exceptional category.
Unfortunately, the funding is not always there, so teachers are often the first people who recognize the signs that your child might be 2e. It will take more than one test to determine your child’s standing regarding this assessment.
Ways To Help Your Child
No matter what your student is dealing with (ADHD, dyslexia, etc.), there are ways that you can help them in unison with the staff and educators at the school. Making sure to stay in communication is one of the best ways to help your child.
Another way is to encourage your child to make friends with other 2e students. This will allow them to build relationships with other children who share their challenges.
- What is your definition of a gifted and talented student?
- When are gifted and talented students evaluated for identification? How do you measure it?
- Do you have a particular program for twice-exceptional (2e) understudies?
- What kind of guidance do you offer for 2e students?
- Do you have instructors who are trained to handle 2e children?
- What improvement exercises do you offer for gifted children?
- Do 2e children regularly have access to accommodation via an IEP or 504 plan?
- How would you offer emotional support to 2e kids?
- What assistance do you offer children who are flourishing in certain areas and struggling with others?
- How would you propose to utilize your 2e student’s abilities to deal with challenges?
- Do you have any assets to assist me with figuring out how you support 2e kids?
- How am I able to assist you in understanding my child’s needs?
Once you have a good grasp on all the information and what to ask, you can better make sure the school has the right systems and tools in place to help your 2e student. Hopefully, all this information has been helpful.