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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-16-2015, 09:21 PM
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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, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 567
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, 05:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 399
Posted By Aufilia
Congratulations!!

Congratulations!!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-12-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
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, 07:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
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, 03:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,629
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, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
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, 12:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 667
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, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
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: 3,452
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: 847
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: 178
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: 173
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: 235
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: 261
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: 208
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: 261
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: 77
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: 1,299
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: 52
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: 337
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: 114
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: 146
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: 246
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: 336
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...
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