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    Default Twice exceptional? Paediatrician recommendation melbourne

    Hi. I am new to this thread and the gifted world. I have a potentially twice exceptional preschool son. It has been recommended by our GP that he needs to be monitored by a paed. Can anyone recommend a good paediatrician who has an understanding of giftedness in the Melbourne area (anywhere). We are also looking for a psychologist to help with his anxiety and social skills. Thanks in advance

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    Anyone? I don't want to see a paed or psych just because they are local or I can get an appointment quickly

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    Quote Originally Posted by JumpingInMuddyPuddles View Post
    I'm no help, but what's twice exceptional?
    I wondered that too. From wiki:
    The term twice exceptional, often abbreviated as 2e, refers to intellectually gifted children who have some form of disability. These children are considered both because of their intellectual gifts and because of their special needs.


    A 2e child usually refers to a child who, alongside being considered intellectually above average, is formally diagnosed with one or more disabilities. The disabilities are varied: dyslexia, visual or auditory processing disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, sensory processing disorder, Asperger syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, or any other disability interfering with the student's ability to learn effectively in a traditional environment. The child might have a diagnosis of attention deficit disorder, with or without hyperactivity, or diagnoses of anxiety or depression.

    good luck op!!

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    I would start with your state's gifted and talented website and go from there.

    There is a great support network and I am sure that someone will be able to point you to someone good and local.

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    My daugther is 2e. She has ADHD, SPD, ocular tracking issues and and IQ in excess of 150+. Getting help is proving a nightmare. The best thing I have done is develop a great relationship with her school - I keep them informed of everything going on and have recevied wonderful help and support from them. I wish you luck on your journey.


 

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