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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-22-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
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, 09:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,259
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, 12:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 719
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   02-21-2015, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 125
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, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 123
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, 11:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 175
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, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 192
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   02-10-2015, 11:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 106
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, 10:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 192
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, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 58
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...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-22-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,130
Posted By Aufilia
Reading this thread now, and I'm so glad you got...

Reading this thread now, and I'm so glad you got in tough with EI. My DD entered EI at 19 months and they were just spectacular people though, yes, sometimes incredibly busy. Our local EI preschool...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   01-22-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 32
Posted By Aufilia
DD got loaners from her physical therapist when...

DD got loaners from her physical therapist when she was that age. Would your insurance cover them? I haven't tried it, but my MIL was telling me just this week that she got hers that way. But then,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-14-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 310
Posted By Aufilia
Funny, in reading the latest posts the "sitting...

Funny, in reading the latest posts the "sitting in rows" part was also what caught my attention! I haven't seen kids sitting in rows since I was in school. Everything's about group learning nowadays....
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-26-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 91
Posted By Aufilia
Whew, mama, that's a lot. I think what you need...

Whew, mama, that's a lot. I think what you need to do is step back for a few minutes, look at what you just told us, and realize that it's AMAZING that your DD not only has a diagnosis, but is...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   12-25-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By Aufilia
Trinity, I'm so sorry. You sound like you need a...

Trinity, I'm so sorry. You sound like you need a break so badly. ((Hug)) I remember how nuts my DD used to drive me when DS was a baby, she was just Soooo impulsive and Soooo loud and she could never...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-23-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 194
Posted By Aufilia
Has your school considered doing the Iowa...

Has your school considered doing the Iowa Acceleration Scales? They're considered pretty fair and reliable as a way of deciding on a grade skip. Here's a summary of what the IAS does:...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-18-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 245
Posted By Aufilia
DD8-almost-9 self-reported today that she took...

DD8-almost-9 self-reported today that she took the math STAR test and scored somewhere in the 6th grade, which is about a grade level higher than I'd've guessed. This is after the morning meeting...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   12-18-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By Aufilia
Well, sure, she could totally be gifted. :) Kids...

Well, sure, she could totally be gifted. :) Kids come into Kindergarten with a wide range of abilities, but being 2 levels up in both reading and math is definitely above the norm, especially if, as...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-07-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 469
Posted By Aufilia
Yes, my first question was the same. Does he have...

Yes, my first question was the same. Does he have a therapist? If not, I would find one asap who can get to know him and you and help you work through this.

Also, is he taking medications? I...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-07-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 410
Posted By Aufilia
You should contact your school district...

You should contact your school district administration to request the evaluation. The service you're looking for is usually listed as "Child Find" in your district directory. You'll need to submit a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-01-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 297
Posted By Aufilia
I don't have any personal experience, but last...

I don't have any personal experience, but last week I picked up a copy of The Mislabeled Child to read about CAPD, and there's a chapter in there about dyslexia in gifted children. I just skimmed it...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-01-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By Aufilia
GATE = Gifted and Talented Education. You may...

GATE = Gifted and Talented Education. You may also see the abbreviation TAG (Talented and Gifted) or HiCap (Highly Capable).



What services/resources do you want from a GATE program? As a...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-30-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By Aufilia
I agree with some of the previous advice. ...

I agree with some of the previous advice. Request an evaluation through the school ASAP. It will help her get the services she needs, but also protect her in some ways because having it on file...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-26-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 946
Posted By Aufilia
I'm NOT disagreeing with Tigerle, who knows a...

I'm NOT disagreeing with Tigerle, who knows a lot, but when we had a test that had a huge discrepancy in verbal/non-verbal, it correlated with testing fatigue and a poor tester. That discrepancy on a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-26-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By Aufilia
I've never heard of them either. The way...

I've never heard of them either.

The way districts qualify students for gifted program varies vastly from district to district. But it's more likely that your district will care about the results...
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