Are you Twice Exceptional

The Faculty of Education at Monash University is interested in the social-emotional characteristics of adults and children (aged 8 years and over) who are twice-exceptional to influence positive outcomes for them through psychological and educational research.

If you or your child has an IQ (or GAI) of 120 or above and have been identified with Autism, ADHD, or a Specific Learning Disability (such as dyslexia, dysgraphia or dyscalculia) we invite you to participate. The project comprises three studies with different participant groups: a child study (8 years and above); a parent study (parent of any school-aged, twice-exceptional child); and an adult study. The child and parent studies will involve completing a demographic and social-emotional or parenting questionnaire (approx. 30 minutes). The adult study will require an hour of your time for an interview. We will ask for documentation confirming your exceptionalities to participate. For further information and a copy of the project’s Explanatory Statement (Monash University Project ID 28288), please contact Candice James (PhD Candidate – Educational and Developmental Psychology, Faculty of Education) at This project is funded by the Federal Government Research Training Program and the Mensa Australia Richard Johns research fund (year 2021)