This concept of being gifted and also having an area of weakness that requires a program is confusing to schools, and often faced with much resistance when parents ask for a specialized academic program that addresses the strengths and weaknesses. Often times, a child is in need of an IEP to address sensory needs, for example, but also is in need of small group or individualized instruction that is above his/her grade level. Child Study Teams argue that a child is not eligible, but he/she is, and parents find themselves fighting... hard... to create that unique program.
Here is a link to an article that describes "Twice Exceptional" a little bit better: http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/eric/e479.html
Please share your thoughts and questions with me :) In the meantime, Happy Memorial Day weekend!