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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-16-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
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, 05:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,697
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, 01:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
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, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
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, 01:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
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, 03:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 604
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, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 361
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, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
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, 12:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 746
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, 04:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
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, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 998
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, 05:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 626
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, 04:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 998
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, 01:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
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, 04:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 391
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, 02:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
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)...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-24-2014, 02:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,053
Posted By Tigerle
Yes this. DH started this tradition, because his...

Yes this. DH started this tradition, because his dad used to do it for him and his siblings, and now we both do it for goodnight stories whenever were up to it.don't need books or ereaders, not even...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-14-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By Tigerle
I was speaking in General terms, not necessarily...

I was speaking in General terms, not necessarily the OPs kid (Not sure whether there is an agreed upon terminology for this, as with the terms "superior" and so on for iq ranges. But I'm perfectly...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-14-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By Tigerle
As usual, I beg to respectfully differ on that...

As usual, I beg to respectfully differ on that particular point and mention that the presence of extremely early verbal milestones among very young kids have been found to be a good predictor of...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-14-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By Tigerle
Sounds pretty normal to me. No, seriously,...

Sounds pretty normal to me.
No, seriously, welcome! He sounds like a delight, and he sounds very advanced, but this really is the wrong forum to ask what's normal and what isn't as all of our...
Forum: Learning at School   08-14-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 898
Posted By Tigerle
As usual, Linda can sort it for us! :smile: ...

As usual, Linda can sort it for us! :smile:

So legally and in theory he should be fine wherever he goes. whether the school will work for him and with him and you in practice - you may need to...
Forum: Germany   08-13-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,403
Posted By Tigerle
Miracleswin, if you let me know what your...

Miracleswin, if you let me know what your specific question is, I'll be happy to help.
Forum: Learning at School   08-13-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 898
Posted By Tigerle
There is one other thing to consider: You...

There is one other thing to consider:
You mention that your son is CHALLENGING, in all caps, that he wants to "run around like crazy", and that your DH has an ADD diagnosis and is/was on meds. Do...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-12-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,053
Posted By Tigerle
So I've researched this and our local libraries...

So I've researched this and our local libraries use e pub with DRM, so it'll have to be kobo glo or aura, pocketbook lux or tolino vision or shine. That's a bit annoying because I have some kids...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-09-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,197
Posted By Tigerle
Tranks for the update, i wish More Posters did...

Tranks for the update, i wish More Posters did that. Glad to hear your son is thriving again.
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