Building Empathy

Understanding Empathy Human beings and other living creatures may have felt empathy for millennia, however a word for it has only existed in the English language for just over 100 years. Around 1900, the English psychologist Edward B. Titchener first coined the term ‘empathy’, taken from the emerging new German words ‘Einfühlung’ or ‘Einfühlungsvermögen’. So, [...]

Above and Beyond at Hawkwood College

To make the Above and Beyond Awards a reality, Potential Plus UK worked together with a host of different charities, companies and individuals, all of whom have an interest in supporting the needs of children and young adults with high learning potential, including those from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with SEND¹. The result was a [...]

Get an ‘Above and Beyond’ Attitude!

"My son is really struggling. All people see is a boy they call 'clever’. But being good at Maths and Music doesn't help him with sports or writing – or making friends with the ones who pick on him exactly because he’s been labelled 'clever'. Nobody seems to take it seriously, but we really need [...]

Addressing the Needs of Twice-Exceptional Students in the Regular Classroom by Drs. Eleonoor van Gerven

Drs. Eleonoor van Gerven studied pedagogy at Nijmegen University (The Netherlands). She is managing director of Slim! Educatief, a private teacher education institute at post graduate level. She educates teachers in gifted education. Her teacher training courses (Specialist Gifted Education and Specialist Twice-Exceptionality) are accredited by the Dutch Society for Registered Higher Education. She has [...]

2018-12-11T13:13:05+00:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Dual or Multiple Exceptionality, Focus on Potential, Schools|Tags: , , |

Inspirational Figures: For Dual or Multiple Exceptional Learners – Millie Bobby Brown

10% of High Learning Potential (HLP) children face significant personal hurdles, according to the most recent government statistics analysed by Potential Plus UK. These HLP learners are gifted, yet experience one or more special educational need or disability. Hence, they are often identified with the terms 'Dual or Multiple Exceptionality' (DME) or 'Twice Exceptional' (2e). [...]

Inspirational Figures: For Dual or Multiple Exceptional Learners – Ellie Simmonds, Stephen Wiltshire and Kim Peek

10% of High Learning Potential (HLP) children face significant personal hurdles, according to the most recent government statistics analysed by Potential Plus UK. These HLP learners are gifted, yet experience one or more special educational need or disability. Hence, they are often identified with the terms 'Dual or Multiple Exceptionality' (DME) or 'Twice Exceptional' (2e). [...]

The Misidentification & Misdiagnosis of Gifted Children

This article was written by a Potential Plus UK volunteer who wishes to remain anonymous.   The above average ability child found in most classes, may often appear to be a ‘Straight A’ student who does well across a range of subjects and be socially well integrated with their peers. They may also often be [...]

Which Political Party Cares Most for the High Learning Potential Child?

It is now seven years since the national framework for gifted and talented children was dismantled by the then incoming government. Since then we have had seven years of postcode lottery, different definitions of who these children are and the support they will be provided. This has caused confusion, frustration and upset for countless children [...]

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