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Originally Posted by mamaverdi
Nah, that kid doesn't sound gifted to me. At least not in reading/speaking.
I so know the feeling of not knowing what's normal. Someone asked me about a birthday present for a 6 year old today, and I instantly said, "Well, they've probably read it ages ago, but how about Judy Moody? Have they read Harry Potter yet? Or well, Lord of the Rings is probably too 'boyish.'" The woman looked at me like I had grown 427 heads.
I guess even six year olds who are not reading yet (or not letting on that they are reading) aren't able to even listen to these books straight through? Judy Moody is only like 100 pages. We can read that before bedtime.
I wasn't trying to be nasty; I truly wasn't aware.
Whoa. I'm glad I live at my house.
Originally Posted by Fiddlemom
The problem I'm facing at the moment is that the SI issues and OT and helping him outgrow these are front and center in almost every conversation I have with his teacher. Nothing about giftedness. Does she just not see it? Is this really common in schooling environments?
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