Essential Strategies for Twice Exceptional Students

Part 4: Home & Hybrid Learning for 2e Kids, and Building Social Competence

Welcome to Part 4 of Essential School Strategies for Twice Exceptional Students. In this part, we hone in on practical strategies for navigating online learning and social distancing during the Pandemic.  Watch as Michelle Garcia Winner, SLP discusses the very cool and important 'dread scale.' Susan Baum, PhD shares practical strategies teachers can use to make their online teaching more engaging. Michael Delman, MEd also shares engagement strategies regarding executive function and self regulation. We also discuss video gaming and staying connected, as both families and friends, during these difficult times. As always, we love hearing from you. Please let us know your thoughts in the comment box below!



If you want to find an answer in the video to a specific question posed below, simply click on the play button next to each question.


1So many parents are nervous about remote learning, especially with kids who don’t find it engaging. Can you give us a basic overview of executive function for remote learning?
2Can you give us a brief overview of organization and organizational strategies?
3How do we keep the lines of communication this fall open between parents and kids, and what would these conversations sound like so we can all be on the same page?
4What is bubbling up for you about helping 2e kids stay engaged during Coronavirus?
5What are some simple practical strategies for teachers to keep in mind to meet students’ needs and keep the learning engaging?
6If you could wave your magic wand, how would you organize your class this fall?
7How can we forge a great bond with our child’s teacher, and avoid misunderstandings?
8How worried should parents be about screen time during COVID? How should we be thinking about this?
9How do you start learning about kids so that the teacher knows how to teach to the child, and what can other teachers do starting in the fall?
10What is Catalyst, Bright & Quirky’s new enrichment program for kids and teens?
11Michelle Garcia Winner’s closing remarks.

Resources to Download

Now we'd love to hear from you. What's bubbling up for you after listening to Part 4 of the workshop? Please let us know in the comments section below.


  1. Sarah on August 13, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    The resources link above keeps converting to in my system. Would it be possible to have the resources put in the IdeaLab FB group files or emailed? Thank you!

  2. Lorene on August 9, 2020 at 5:05 pm

    Where can I find the resources that Michelle Garcia Winner shared about feelings and dread? Thank you for sharing the social thinking website.

  3. Lisa on August 3, 2020 at 8:52 am

    Hi there, I love what Michelle Garcia Winner had to say about dread. I haven’t heard of approaching the feelings of dread and she explained it so well. She mentioned that the handouts would be available to us. Where do we find them? I can’t wait to use them with my 12.5 year old son who dreads doing schoolwork.

Leave a Reply Cancel Reply