Has anyone out there had any experience with a kiddo that has a IEP for BD (behavioral development - they used to call it EBD) and is also gifted, but not identified gifted. We adopted two brothers from the foster care system. The oldest, who is now 5, was diagnosed with RAD and Sensory Processing Disorder when he was 2 and 9 months. They also found that he was very high cognitively, but he was also very young.
Now he is in K and still has his IEP for behavioral issues. He had a very rough transition to school for the first few weeks. But - since then his daily behavior chart just says things like, "talked to much" "told the kids the answers and tattled..." "finished math early and wanted to write a story, teacher said yes but was not focused after that"
The school does recognize that he is working above grade level, but has no idea what he can actually do. When he came home from school today, he told me he read books that were easy, easy, easy. The reading level listed on his report card is about a year lower than where he is actually reading.
They will not let us apply for the Challenge School due to the behavioral issues.
I am OK where he is at for K. He has wonderful teachers. But - for the future he needs to have some opportunity to be challenged at least a little bit. Life is HARD! How do you teach a kid how to work when everything comes so easy? The other part is that if he was in more appropriate school setting, there would be some other kids he might not be getting in quite as much trouble for talking, telling answers, finishing early.....etc.
This twice-exceptional stuff is a challenge.