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International Journal of Progressive Education 2018, Vol. 14(2) 57-76

A Twice-Exceptional Child - A Case Study

Bilge Gök, Özlem Baş & Ayşegül Avşar Tuncay

pp. 57 - 76   |  DOI: https://doi.org/10.29329/ijpe.2018.139.5   |  Manu. Number: MANU-1706-15-0001.R1

Published online: April 25, 2018  |   Number of Views: 60  |  Number of Download: 121


Abstract

This is a qualitative case study of a gifted twice-exceptional student with impulse control disorder (ICD) co-diagnosed with depression. This study follows the ‘case study’ pattern (precedence). The data set of this study is composed of documents from a study involving a twice-exceptional student with adverse event sampling who has been selected through purposive sampling (activity papers, drawings), minutes of interviews with the  student’s mother and teachers and observation notes kept throughout the process. Data have been analyzed using the content analysis methodology. At the end of this study seeking to find out what this gifted student with impulse control disorder [ICD] co-diagnosed with depression goes through in the event of being also twice-exceptional and whether or not his/her condition of being gifted is overshadowed by him/her having psychological; the fact that disadvantaging traits of such twice-exceptional child has been found to dwindle almost down to none can be interpreted as the positive outcome of the effective approach towards the analyzed unit of the two emerging main categories, i.e. school and family.  The consistent and supportive attitudes of the family have ensured to eradicate the tantrums (temper fits) of the twice-exceptional child, toppled with treatment of the child and a fine administration of the drug doses. At school, on the other hand, the available supervision policy, intervention methodologies in support of treatment and the professional approach of the teachers have contributed to the formation of a socially-enabling environment for the twice-exceptional child, including, also, backing by his/her peers. Taking into consideration that mere drug treatment would not be sufficient, support of the family as well as of the school reveals that the symptoms linked with the depression-co-diagnosed-ICD of the twice exceptional child were prevented from suppressing the child’s giftedness. 

Keywords: Twice exceptional, gifted/talented, impulse control disorder


How to Cite this Article?

APA 6th edition
Gok, B., Bas, O. & Tuncay, A.A. (2018). A Twice-Exceptional Child - A Case Study. International Journal of Progressive Education, 14(2), 57-76. doi: 10.29329/ijpe.2018.139.5

Harvard
Gok, B., Bas, O. and Tuncay, A. (2018). A Twice-Exceptional Child - A Case Study. International Journal of Progressive Education, 14(2), pp. 57-76.

Chicago 16th edition
Gok, Bilge, Ozlem Bas and Aysegul Avsar Tuncay (2018). "A Twice-Exceptional Child - A Case Study". International Journal of Progressive Education 14 (2):57-76. doi:10.29329/ijpe.2018.139.5.

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