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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-26-2016, 09:28 PM
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Posted By Aufilia
It's really awesome to hear that it's gone so...

It's really awesome to hear that it's gone so well for your son. I did an exchange in high school (1.5 months in a high school in China in the mid-90s--it was a real eye opener!) and it's such a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-13-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 861
Posted By Aufilia
I think I'd start by pushing for a grade...

I think I'd start by pushing for a grade skip--however, since the school is already against it, you'll probably need a lot of data to back it up.

I don't know if the Iowa Acceleration Scale is...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-16-2015, 11:25 PM
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Views: 1,568
Posted By Aufilia
I agree so much with the PP. If she's happy...

I agree so much with the PP.

If she's happy in school but you feel like she needs challenge, extracurriculars could be where you get it. Both my kids are very happy right now doing 4-H, where...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-26-2015, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,082
Posted By Aufilia
Does the OP have any idea what sorts of tests are...

Does the OP have any idea what sorts of tests are actually be given for the G&T program? Most of our local districts do the CoGAT (which evaluates learned problem solving ability, but not IQ...
Forum: Single Parenting   06-10-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By Aufilia
How well does she handle schedule changes and...

How well does she handle schedule changes and transitions? With one of my children, schedule changes are a nightmare, and with the other, not so bad.

VM's thoughts seem very valid, but then,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-05-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,538
Posted By Aufilia
That's an overly simplistic description of what...

That's an overly simplistic description of what current research into motivations says. Too many extrinsic rewards aren't helpful; long-term rewards aren't helpful; empty praise isn't helpful;...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-04-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,538
Posted By Aufilia
I can see where you're coming from, it does...

I can see where you're coming from, it does "feel" a bit cheaty to be reading low-level texts when one could read higher ones. Is your program tracking number of books completed, or minutes of...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-16-2015, 10:21 PM
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Views: 1,063
Posted By Aufilia
Is this a program in your district or a private...

Is this a program in your district or a private school? I've never heard of a private program asking for a teacher rec... if it's in your district, have you tried appealing? There's plenty of...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-12-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By Aufilia
My daughter attended the special needs program...

My daughter attended the special needs program through our school district in preschool and it was nothing like that. I would pull my kid out of there ASAP and complain to anyone who would listen.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   05-12-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By Aufilia
Congratulations!!

Congratulations!!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-12-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By Aufilia
I know some people who've tried it and had great...

I know some people who've tried it and had great things to say. But we have not. DD (now 9) has had poor vision for a very long time and been to various optometrists and opththalmologists, and it's...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-11-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,268
Posted By Aufilia
I hope we are helping! If you just did the...

I hope we are helping! If you just did the instant release before I would definitely at least talk to your prescriber about the extended release. Same dose, but over more time, so more gradual. Or...
Forum: Single Parenting   05-11-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,197
Posted By Aufilia
I hope he has paid by now. I just wanted to say...

I hope he has paid by now. I just wanted to say that in our previous elementary there were many kids of Indian families and it was quite common for Indian kids to be out for ~2 weeks in November to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-11-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,268
Posted By Aufilia
That's a lot of tests! DD hasn't...

That's a lot of tests!



DD hasn't tried metadate but takes Adderall. When she was first on it, particularly the immediate release kind (not extended release), she had increased anxiety and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-09-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,268
Posted By Aufilia
Who tested your son and what sort of tests did...

Who tested your son and what sort of tests did they do? If you got a dx of ADHD and the meds aren't doing anything, but his behavior and scores are all over the place, I'd try to get a 2nd opinion...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-22-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,122
Posted By Aufilia
Do you have an ABA or CBT therapist? I would...

Do you have an ABA or CBT therapist? I would recommend trying one.

Also, do you have an OT? It sounds like you really need one to help you get a handle on the sensory issues.

Do you know what...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-22-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,793
Posted By Aufilia
Wow, the first post in this thread is a couple...

Wow, the first post in this thread is a couple years old! But since it's here... I agree with the pp who said Khan Academy has a lot of holes. It's better than it was a couple years ago but imo best...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-07-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,473
Posted By Aufilia
I suspect you're already solving the problem, and...

I suspect you're already solving the problem, and it's a good skill, to learn that success takes practice.

I'll add this because it may help others: my 2E daughter had huge anxiety about "Minute...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-22-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By Aufilia
So I have a few thoughts, slightly rambly. ...

So I have a few thoughts, slightly rambly.

First, don't hesitate to use the term "gifted". We know what you mean. :) It is true that there's a lot of angst around this term, but if you want to...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-12-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 462
Posted By Aufilia
Well, it's true is can be problematic for him if...

Well, it's true is can be problematic for him if his processing and working memory scores are much lower than his other scores. But you can't diagnose ADD with an IQ test. Some patterns are more...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-12-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By Aufilia
Does she know what sounds the letters make? If...

Does she know what sounds the letters make? If not, you should certainly start with this skill, which is really commonly taught at her age and totally age appropriate; my kids did it at every...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-11-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By Aufilia
Since your school already did testing then I...

Since your school already did testing then I wouldn't go out and do more testing unless you just can't make any headway. In our case, I did have outside testing done, but only because our school had...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-11-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 532
Posted By Aufilia
It sounds like you're already doing a great job...

It sounds like you're already doing a great job by following her interests. It sounds like she's certainly very advanced. In my experience with my 2 very different kids, the way that plays out can be...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   02-10-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By Aufilia
What sort of academic tests has she done? Has the...

What sort of academic tests has she done? Has the school done any above-level testing? If you can swing it, and this hasn't been done by the school, it could be worth while to have outside academic...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-06-2015, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 246
Posted By Aufilia
Each child is different, so I can only speak to...

Each child is different, so I can only speak to my experience with my HFA child. But I feel like the only thing I really "need" from other parents is empathy and patience with my HFA child and her...
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