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2E TreeThe Colorado Department of Education defines twice-exceptionality. Twice-exceptional (2e) students are gifted students with disabilities.

Twice-exceptional students are difficult to identify and support because they possess the characteristics of gifted students and the characteristics of students with disabilities. Gifted characteristics may mask disabilities, or disabilities may mask gifted potential; either students’ strengths, disabilities, or both may not be identified.

This difficulty in identifying and supporting twice-exceptional students can put them at risk of having their academic or social-emotional needs misunderstood or go unnoticed.

Making Connections - Technology to Bridge The Gap

  • Notability app - Aides in taking and organizing notes across school subjects
  • SnapType - Helps students keep up when writing, spelling or penmanship make it difficult (download to iPad or Chromebook)
  • Livescribe/Smart Pen - Aides and organizes note-taking, records lectures
  • Vyond/GoAnimate - Fosters engagement for learning and demonstrating learning, "The app enables students to produce videos, creating characters, scenes, and plots that illustrate their learning content.  In addition, it provides students with language skill practice and incorporates text-to-speech technology."
  • Blabberize - Fosters engagement "...a website resource that allows students to animate any image to make it speak."

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