Being a child or young person who has special educational needs or disabilities (SEND), whilst at the same time having strengths in academic subjects such as maths or science; or talents in music, the arts or sport; or abilities in areas such as leadership or social skills, can sometimes be challenging. In the UK this is described as Dual or Multiple Exceptional (DME). In other countries it may be termed Twice Exceptional (2e) or Gifted with Learning Disabilities (GLD).

If you are a child or young person or adult with DME or have a child with DME, we would like to hear from you. We would like others in a similar situation to benefit from what you have learnt on your journey; your experiences or the knowledge you would pass on to others, knowing what you know now. 

If you have never heard of DME please click here for more information  and complete this questionnaire if you feel it is relevant for you or your child.

Section 1 of this questionnaire is for everyone, to tell us a bit about who you are and your experience of DME.

Section 2 of the questionnaire is for children and young people up to the age of 18.  

Section 3 is for adults with DME  

Section 4 is for parents and carers who have children with DME  

Section 5 gives space for you, if you want to, to write your story about your journey.

This questionnaire is totally confidential. We are looking to write a book to support other parents and also children and young people, and stories and quotes may be used in this. We do ask for your email address if you are willing to give it, so that we could contact you for more information, if we need to, but this is entirely up to you. Your email address will not be passed onto anyone else and will only be used for this research.

Whatever you choose to do, thank you for helping in this way.
The survey is due back on 31st October 2020

This survey has been devised by The Potential Trust (charity registration no 326645) in partnership with Potential Plus UK (charity registration no 313182) and a range of other organisations in the UK supporting children and young people with DME. The Potential Trust is an educational charity set up to promote and encourage whatever makes education more exciting for children with High Learning Potential (including those with DME).
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