TECA has compiled a list of hundreds of providers who welcome twice exceptional children, teens and their families into their practices and created The TECA 2e Service Provider Directory, a searchable database that can be a part of your strategy for researching practitioners. As you consider working with providers from the TECA database we urge you to take the following steps:
Do your research before committing to work with anyone. Just because they appear on the TECA website does not mean that TECA endorses them or that they are a good fit for you and/or your child. What works for one family may not work for another – for many reasons.
Talk about providers you are considering with friends, family and other parents, including those on TECA’s online member forum, Discussions, or on other message boards.
View a provider’s website and look for reviews online.
Ask your pediatrician if they are familiar with the provider in question or if they have recommendations.
Interview a provider to see if they are a good fit for your child and family. Use TECA’s Practitioner Evaluation Form to help you learn more about a potential provider.
Carefully investigate and interview all providers to make sure they are properly licensed and/or credentialed.
Once you have chosen a professional to meet with, TECA recommends that you have the following prepared for your meeting:
Identify, if possible, what you want the provider to do for your child/you/your family.
Print and use the TECA 2e Parent Worksheet to help you prepare.
Ask the provider lots of questions, including follow-up questions.
Review your child’s medical history and bring it with you.
Print and fill out the TECA 2e Traits Form and bring it with you.
Draft a list of concerns about your child.
Click “I Agree” to access the Teca 2e Service Provider Database
DISCLAIMER: The content of TECA’s 2e Service Provider Database is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice. TECA’s 2e Service Provider Database is not intended to, nor does it actually, provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice, or delay in seeking it, because of something you have read in the 2e Service Provider Database, on TECA’s Discussions forum or anywhere else on the TECA2e.org website. Never rely on information in an e-mail or on our website in place of seeking professional medical advice.
Not sure what type of evaluation to get for your child? TECA has outlined here several types of evaluations to consider as you look for answers regarding your child’s issues and how to address their needs.: