When we think of gifted children, we tend to assume that they are exceptionally bright across the board. But the reality is that some kids are gifted in some areas and challenged in others. These children are called “twice-exceptional,” because they have both exceptional ability and disability. And this combination of strengths and weaknesses, unless it is recognized, can cause them so much frustration it can lead to behaviour problems.

Here is an interesting article from ChilMind.org, about the struggles of those twice-exceptional children who, despite over-average or even extraordinary abilities, may have dyslexia, dyscalculia, ADHD, autism or other challenges that interfere with learning.