Contributions to the understanding of Twice Exceptionality: High Ability with Attention Deficit Disorder and High Ability with Autism Spectrum Disorder

María Leonor 1 Conejeros-Solar, María Paz 2 Gómez-Arizaga, Katia Geraldina 3 Sandoval-Rodríguez, Pablo Andrés 4 Cáceres-Serrano

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Abstract

Abstract In the 80`s a new concept emerges in education -Twice Exceptionality- that refers to a paradox between a high ability and difficulty that impacts the development and learning of children and young people.This article presents a review of the main the or etical contributions in this field. The goal of this article is to contribute to the understanding of this subject, which has not been addressed in the Latin American context, so that professionals linked to the educational field can consider and incorporate it to their pedagogical practices. A systematic search was conducted in several electronic databases and specialized journals in the field of giftedness, identifying cognitive and socio-affective variables based on the dual conditions of HighAbility with Attention Deficit Disorder and High Ability with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. In addition, aspects related to the identification and educational support were incorporated.The main research findings are related to the complexities for understanding both dual conditions, as well as the need for comprehensive identification and intervention processes that can recognize the unique characteristics of each condition. The main challenges are commented and discussed for identification and intervention purposes.The aspects that require further research are considered to make progress in the study of this subject. It is the responsibility of the education professionals to make visible and address the needs of this group of students who live with personal and social in comprehension in educational environments that do not recognize them and their characteristics.
Translated title of the contributionContributions to the understanding of Twice Exceptionality: High Ability with Attention Deficit Disorder and High Ability with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)645-676
JournalRevista Educación
Volume42
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 17 Dec 2018

Keywords

  • Education & Educational Research
  • Education, Special
  • Gifted students
  • Attention
  • Autism
  • Identification
  • Educational strategies

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