First Conference on Twice Exceptional Children

When & Where
July 28 to August 1, 2012
Hongkong, China

Theme: “Meeting the Needs of Gifted Children With Learning Disabilities”

How is it possible for a child to be both gifted and learning disabled? When giftedness is thought of as learning-abled, it seems incomprehensible that a person could be simultaneously learning-abled and learning-disabled. However, when giftedness is seen as developmental advancement or as advanced abstract reasoning ability or as asynchrony (the discrepancy between mental and chronological age), it becomes conceivable that a bright student may have difficulty reading, writing, spelling, calculating, or organizing. Recently, there is an increasing number of researches and case study reports of twice exceptional children and it appears that the identification and treatment of them is a complex educational mission.

Day 1, July 29
– Misunderstood Children
– Challenging Characteristics found in twice exceptional populations:
– Global Giftedness
– Gifted Child with Physically Disability
– Gifted Child with Visual and Hearing Impairment
– Gifted Child with Learning Disability
– Gifted Savants
– Gifted with Asperger’s Syndrome
– Gifted with Depression

Day 2, July 30
– Empower families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.
– Supporting the Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted
– Parents and Teachers Helping 2E Understand and Confront Adversity
– Compacting Curriculum
– Organization and Study Skills
– Special Accommodation and the Use of Technology
– Round Table Discussions

For inquiries/registration, please contact:
Tel. Nos.: (02) 873 -3438 * (02) 871-5167
Mobile Nos.: 0915-6433662 * 0922-8343270 0922-8343271, 0922-8343272

DepEd Advisory No 591
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