WA School Policies

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WESTERN AUSTRALIA

CATHOLIC EDUCATION OFFICE OF WA

  • Catholic Education Office of Western Australia -Processes and Procedures for the Identification and Support of Gifted and Talented Students In Catholic Schools in Western Australia – http://ceo.wa.edu.au/ReligiousEducationCurriculum/CurriculumK-12/Documents/Processes%20and%20Procedures%20for%20the%20Identification%20and%20Support%20of%20Gifted%20and%20Talented%20Students%20in%20Catholic%20Schools.pdf Page 7 & 8 call Twice Exceptional/Gifted Learning Disabilities Dual Exceptionalities – it is the same thing.
  •  “In the field of gifted education, dual exceptionality is a term used to describe those students who are gifted or display a talent in an area of performance or skill and

    who may also have a special educational need. Giftedness,in combination with a special educational need, presentsa complex student learning profile. Such a multifaceted
    student profile may lead to not only the high ability or strength being over-looked,
    but the educative focus remaining on the intervention or remediation of an area perceived as a relative weakness. A significant number of twice exceptional students remain unidentified as either gifted or as having a learning disability. This lack of identification can result in the deterioration of student performance over time culminating in disengagement or social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.”