Bright & Quirky 101 with Dr. Dan Peters

Ever wish you had a short explainer video about bright and quirky/twice exceptional kids to share with family, friends, teachers and healthcare providers? Here's a sneak peek at one we'll be sharing in the upcoming Bright & Quirky Child Summit, with Dr. Dan Peters, Licensed Psychologist and Executive Director of the Summit Center.



Now we'd love to hear from you. What's bubbling up for you after hearing this vlog? Let us know in the comments section below!


  1. Stacia Victorero on February 11, 2021 at 5:36 am

    Awesome. My child!

  2. Donna on February 11, 2021 at 7:17 am

    This is great. Sharing with the grandparents!

    • MH on February 11, 2021 at 8:25 am

      Vwry good explanations. But still unclear about the difference between 2e and asynchronous development.

      • Lauren+Hutchinson on February 11, 2021 at 11:30 am

        These are probably not mutually exclusive! Asyncronous development refers to the uneven development in gifted kids – social, emotional, cognitive, or physical – and is a prominent feature of giftedness. It can look like a deficit if it falls below average functioning for a child in that age range. A neuropsychologist with experience with twice-exceptionality (giftedness and learning challenges) may be able to parse out the difference, but the response is usually to address lagging skills no matter what the cause or diagnosis. Some of our kids benefit from the gift of time to mature, others may need more direct support.
        -Lauren with the BQ team

  3. Michelle on March 13, 2021 at 11:05 am

    Children who are Hyperlexic and have hypernumeracy + ASD, would that make them 2E?

    • Lauren Hutchinson on March 14, 2021 at 1:30 am

      It is likely, but a neuropsychological evaluation would be more conclusive. Like the bell curve Dr. Dan shared, the formal definition of twice exceptional is 130 IQ (typically the GAI score after removing processing speed and working memory scores, not FSIQ) with one or more challenge area such as ADHD, autism, or a learning disorder like dyslexia or dysgraphia. Informally the term twice exceptional is used when a child has a notable strength area (not considering IQ) while also having a specific challenge area. This broader definition is much more inclusive.
      -Lauren with the BQ Team

  4. Deana on May 10, 2021 at 8:26 am

    Thank you–I am finally understanding my daughter more. I only wish it had not taken 17 years to do so…….

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