Twice exceptional (2E) students

Natasha Siryj
Gifted, giftedness, gifted and talented, early childhood, primary, neurodiverse, neurodiversities, vulnerable children, play, risk,
Twice exceptional (2E) means being gifted, or having high intellectual potential, and one or more anomalies that make accessing that potential challenging.
Target Audience
This course is best for anyone interested in learning more about giftedness and/or twice exceptionalities including early childhood teachers, Primary teachers and Secondary teachers.

Learning Areas

General Description

This course will explore twice exceptionalities; being gifted plus another diagnoses or learning difficulty. The course will look at what being twice exceptional really means and how it impacts students and teachers in educational settings.


This course is best for anyone interested in learning more about giftedness and/or twice exceptionalities including early childhood teachers, Primary teachers and Secondary teachers.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Course Access - This course is available 24/7. Once your enrolment is complete you will be emailed with details to give you course access. You can complete the course when it suits you, and you will have ongoing access to revisit the course at any time.

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Teaching Standards
1.1.2 Proficient Level – Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
4.1.2 Proficient Level – Support student participation
Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you
Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.1.2 & 4.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.


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Twice exceptional (2E)

1 hour and 30 minutes

This session will introduce participants to twice exceptionalities (2E). Participants will explore twice exceptionalities (gifted plus another diagnoses and/or learning difficulty).

Twice exceptional students in educational settings

1 hour

During this session participants will look at twice exceptional students in educational settings and the impact being 2E may have on their ability to engage and learn.

Supporting 2E students in the classroom: supports, tools and strategies

1 hour and 30 minutes

In this session participants will develop strategies to support 2E students in the classroom.

2E parent and child voice

45 minutes

Participants will hear from twice exceptional students and their parents gaining an insight into the feelings, strengths and challenges of 2E students.


30 minutes

Here participants will review and reflect on what they have learnt throughout the course.

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About the team

Natasha Siryj


Natasha Siryj is an Early Childhood Educator who has worked in a variety of settings for over 10 years, including early childhood and specialised educational contexts supporting vulnerable children and their families. Natasha is passionate about supporting children to achieve positive educational outcomes. Further to this she is passionate about creating a better understanding of and supporting children with neurodiversities. A particular passion is giftedness. Natasha is enthusiastic about educating teachers regarding all things gifted. She aims to assist others to form a better understanding of what giftedness actually is, as well as educating about appropriate strategies for supporting gifted and twice exceptional students.
Natasha has 2 children, both identified as gifted. This provides her with a unique insight into the gifted child. She appreciates and understands the challenges and needs of gifted children in our current education system from both the teacher and parent perspective.
Further areas of interest include educational systems, as well as risk taking and the importance of play in the Early Years.
Ms. Siryj is also a qualified Primary and Secondary teacher, and has conducted research into Giftedness in the Early Years via Monash university.