78 | what it means to be 2E: identifying and assessing twice-exceptional kids with Dr. Nicole Michaeli

ABOUT THIS EPISODE (+ scroll for resources) 👇

Dr. Tay welcomes Dr. Nicole Michaeli, a pediatric psychologist specializing in comprehensive evaluations, to the podcast. we discuss the twice-exceptional (2E) profile of children who are gifted and have learning or developmental disabilities. the episode includes discussions about asynchronous development characteristic of 2E children as well as strengths and support needs in the context of a neurodiversity framework. Dr. Nicole discusses the importance of a tailored approach to foster the growth of 2E children, addressing the emotional impact they often experience. she also explores intriguing findings from brain imaging studies that differentiate these children from their peers. the episode offers practical advice and actionable steps for 2E children, with a specific focus on how giftedness can present in autistic children.


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*please note: in this episode, many terminologies and phrases are used to describe autism. Dr. Tay honors what each child and family prefers, and intentionally chooses to use affirming and identity-first language after listening to autistic adults and their preferences. various guests on the podcast are likely to use the language that they have been exposed to the most.

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