Boost: 12 Effective Ways to Lift Up Our Twice-Exceptional Children

by Kelly Hirt

Even the most experienced teachers often know little about the challenges their gifted and twice-exceptional students face. Misinformation abounds, and well-intentioned in-class solutions can backfire. How can teachers support the educational and social needs of these unique learners, while still addressing the needs of all their other students?

Kelly Hirt, a public school teacher with 25 years experience and writer at, understands the frustration felt by many teachers and parents. After realizing that her own son was one of these unique learners, Hirt developed strategies that any teacher or parent can readily implement.

In her new book, Boost: 12 Effective Ways to Lift Up Our Twice-Exceptional Children, Hirt outlines 12 strategies to design a supportive, safe, and encouraging learning environment for twice-exceptional students. By utilizing Hirt’s strategies, educators will join with parents and students to create an educational experience in which all students can thrive and excel.

Available in print at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and for Kindle and Nook. See below for international availability through Amazon! More help and insight can be found in our other books from the Perspectives In Gifted Homeschooling Series and More GHF Press Titles.

Check out Kelly’s Amazon Author Central page.

Listen as Kelly discusses quick tips for teaching 2e kids, with Debbie Steinberg Kuntz, LMFT, of Positive Impact Family.

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Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • My Story
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Twice-Exceptional Children
  • Why is Any of This Important?
  • Boost Strategies
  • Boost Strategy 1: Educate
  • Boost Strategy 2: Communicate
  • Boost Strategy 3: Investigate
  • Boost Strategy 4: Separate
  • Boost Strategy 5: Anticipate
  • Boost Strategy 6: Accommodate
  • Boost Strategy 7: Accelerate
  • Boost Strategy 8: Fascinate
  • Boost Strategy 9: Participate
  • Boost Strategy 10: Evaluate
  • Boost Strategy 11: Negotiate
  • Boost Strategy 12: Appreciate
  • Recommended Resources
  • Endnotes
  • About the Author


Linda C. Neumann, 2e Twice-Exceptional Newsletter
“Hirt presents her strategies in a way that makes them seem doable, which should provide reassurance and encouragement to parents and teachers new to the 2e world.” Read more.

Celi Trepanier, Crushing Tall Poppies
“This book is a treasure-trove of suggestions, advice, information, knowledge, help and support that you will return to time and again—for both teachers and parents.” Read more.

Megan Ames, Dean of Students, Issaquah School District
“A must read for any educator!” Read more.

Tia Kleinkopf, Principal, Cascade Ridge Elementary
“Ms. Hirt, a gifted veteran educator and parent of a 2e child, has written an invaluable road map for all school personnel to help support this group of students.” Read more.

Sarah White, Principal, East Ridge Elementary
Boost: 12 Effective Ways to Lift Up Our Twice-Exceptional Children offers practical strategies for meeting needs and supporting success.” Read more.

Jeffrey Shoemaker, Ramblings of a Gifted Teacher
“I truly believe that this book should be read by any educator in the classroom teacher or home school parent who has twice exceptional children.” Read more.

Davidson Institute eNews Update
“GHF offers an array of publications, services, online classes, and other support and outreach. GHF recently released the book, Boost: 12 Effective Ways to Lift Up Our Twice-Exceptional Children.” Read more.

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