In conjunction with the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum April blog hop theme ‘Gifted 2E kids: What makes them Twice Exceptional?’ Sprite is conducting guided tours to some of the places in Sprite’s Site.
The first stop on the tour is the Analogy for 2E exhibit where visitors are treated to a demonstration of Roman Riding a cheetah and a tortoise.
Sprite explains that in a horse riding class where the aim of the lessons is to be able to ride independently seated on the back of a horse
- some students will not have the ability or confidence to sit on the horse without being led by someone else
- average students will be able to sit on the horse and ride independently
- bright students may perform Roman riding of two horses – standing with a foot on each horse’s back
- gifted students will perform Roman riding on two cheetahs
- and 2E twice exceptional students will be forced to perform their Roman riding with one foot on the back of a cheetah and the other on the back of a tortoise.
At the Myths exhibit Columbus Cheetah explains that one of the myths surrounding giftedness is that it is not possible to be gifted and have a disability
Visitors are then taken to the theatrette to view presentations about 2E students
The first is titled ‘2E is’ and is found at https://spritessite.wordpress.com/2015/05/01/2e-is/
The second presentation is a discussion of the Characteristics of 2 E students using a chart provided by the Cherry Creek Schools which can be found at
Those who have time to take the extended tour can listen to webinars about 2E students at
Jo Freitag: Characteristics of 2e students part 1
Jo Freitag: Characteristics of 2e students part 2
Personas, profiles and portraits of giftedness Part 2
For those who do not have time to listen to the webinars Sprite has prepared a short slide show which illustrates just a few of the characteristics of 2E students observed by Dr Linda Silverman.
For more information about twice exceptional students see
Hoagies Gifted Twice Exceptional resources page
Gifted Homeschoolers Forum Twice Exceptional resources page
To read all the posts about this topic in the blog hop please visit the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum April blog hop at http://giftedhomeschoolers.org/blog-hops/gifted-2e-kids-what-makes-them-twice-exceptional/