Who is a student that is twice-exceptional? A student who is twice-exceptional often functions at a high intellectual level, but has a “specific academic deficit coupled with an executive processing deficit”. (Van Tassel-Baska, 1991, p. 246) These students can be grouped into three categories: 1. An identified gifted student who has an unidentified learning disability. 2. A student with an identified learning disability who is also gifted. 3. An unidentified student whose gifts and disabilities may be masked by average achievement. (Baum, 1991)
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