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Forum: Learning at School   01-11-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Tigerle
I have been following this thread because the...

I have been following this thread because the topic of inclusion of special needs kids is on my mind lately, Linda, may I say what a joy it is to read your compassionate posts?
Forum: Learning at School   01-11-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By Tigerle
I've got a grade schooler, a preschooler and a...

I've got a grade schooler, a preschooler and a toddler in daycare and a I agree that how well a kid adjusts to an unfamiliar environment is dependent of how well that environment meets that kids...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-23-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By Tigerle
DS1, recently turned 8, taught himself the...

DS1, recently turned 8, taught himself the longest place name in the world, correct pronunciation, translation and all (Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch) with the help of...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-10-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 201
Posted By Tigerle
I would be careful about what you share with...

I would be careful about what you share with other parents - they will accuse you of bragging, lying or hot housing your child. When they notice for themselves, look bemused, say something self...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-10-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 231
Posted By Tigerle
I haven't sen Greene's The explosive Child...

I haven't sen Greene's The explosive Child mentioned yet - absolute must read for every parent in this situation. I haven't been able to use the recommendations so much - basically my problem with...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-05-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 231
Posted By Tigerle
I have one of those. He's 8, too. Around 4.5 was...

I have one of those. He's 8, too. Around 4.5 was the worst for explosions in our house. Homework is fairly benign since I am almost completely hands off these days, having a hard time currently to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-28-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Tigerle
Thank you for your sympathies...I guess anyone...

Thank you for your sympathies...I guess anyone who's ever had a pet can empathize.

DS1 told me yesterday that with the many deaths he will still have to experience, it really takes away his will...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-27-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Tigerle
There used to be two cats in my siggie...

...but now there's only one.
We buried one of our cats Sunday morning, after finding out at the vets on Thursday there was nothing to be done. I am glad he died at home during the night, otherwise...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-27-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By Tigerle
We haven't bought any knex yet, but I look at it...

We haven't bought any knex yet, but I look at it longingly for my 8 year old. Do you get fischertechnik in the US? They have stuff that works for the older age range as well. He is also doing a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-16-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 593
Posted By Tigerle
Testing doesn't hurt. It isn't even particularly...

Testing doesn't hurt. It isn't even particularly onerous for the child - gifties tend to love it! Parents might find the cost onerous but afaik that is not the problem with the NYC ps testing. The...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-10-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,024
Posted By Tigerle
What an apropos update, given that I just signed...

What an apropos update, given that I just signed the contract with DDs new violin teacher...DD, newly four, has been longing for violin lessons (like her big brother) for a while now, so much so that...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-02-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Tigerle
The Eides also have a blog ...

The Eides also have a blog
http://eideneurolearningblog.blogspot.de/
which offers a wealth of information about 2e kids ("twice exceptional", ie gifted with disabilities/disorders, in case you are...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-27-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By Tigerle
How about "Mapping the World with Art"?

How about "Mapping the World with Art"?
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-26-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 916
Posted By Tigerle
This is raw scores you are talking about, right?...

This is raw scores you are talking about, right? Because in raw scores, at the end of the bell curve 2 or 3 points make a big difference, too.
You know I am no testing expert, and am not familiar...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-20-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 727
Posted By Tigerle
You have one of the most important things in...

You have one of the most important things in place - a receptive teacher! Sounds like she is a bit inflexible, but by suggesting to let him work with the second graders, she's hit on the next most...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-18-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By Tigerle
Welcome! You've got a lot on your plate. I am not...

Welcome! You've got a lot on your plate. I am not in the US so it is hard for me to give advice regarding insurance and special needs programs versus gifted programs but I would find out about early...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-17-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 916
Posted By Tigerle
I think you should try to Set up a full...

I think you should try to Set up a full neuropsych Evaluation, one that gives you a comprehensive picture of his strengths and weaknesses and possible disabilities. He could take the WISC V, for...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-16-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 916
Posted By Tigerle
I know you were bracing yourself for the ASD...

I know you were bracing yourself for the ASD diagnosis but it still must feel like being thrown for a loop. Give yourself time to process this.
Given how similar this feels to our history, I have...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-15-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By Tigerle
Agree with Linda and everyone else that you need...

Agree with Linda and everyone else that you need to talk to them about academics. Of course it appears easier to them to just give him the same stuff as everyone else as opposed to take the trouble...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-05-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,057
Posted By Tigerle
We have now the interesting experience that DD,...

We have now the interesting experience that DD, who always appeared more typical than DS1, is growing into some similar quirks having just turned four. At the same time she appears to have an...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-04-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 885
Posted By Tigerle
Considering she's the oldest now and would merely...

Considering she's the oldest now and would merely be two weeks younger than the youngest kid in the new class, I would not try to work around a skip with single subject acceleration any more, the new...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-03-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,057
Posted By Tigerle
Ds1 is a very quirky child and four was the...

Ds1 is a very quirky child and four was the hardest age. There was trouble at home and In preschool, explosions, rigidity, anxiety, tics and stims, violence, issues with personal space, the lot... we...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-03-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By Tigerle
What shelli said! Results tend to be fairly...

What shelli said!

Results tend to be fairly stable with the same type of test. They can vary far more between different types of test, particularly between group iq tests or screeners such as the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-31-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By Tigerle
No, it might actually be the same topic! Some...

No, it might actually be the same topic! Some kids are bored because they simply have a bad teacher, but gifted kids may not be engaged by most of the curriculum at all, because they are far beyond...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-31-2014, 03:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By Tigerle
AS a group IQ test, the OLSAT would not be...

AS a group IQ test, the OLSAT would not be considered as reliable as an individual IQ test, such as the WISC or the SB V. If I recall correctly from the discussions on this board (I am not in the US)...
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