Some students with learning and attention issues have outstanding skills in certain academic areas. These kids are often called “twice-exceptional.”
They're gifted, and they have learning issues. For instance, a child on the autism spectrum may also a gifted musician.
As provost of Bridges Graduate School for Cognitive Diversity in Education, Dr. Susan Baum specializes in working with twice-exceptional children. She spoke this week at Western Kentucky University and stopped by the WKU Public Radio studios to share some of her expertise.