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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-16-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By chiefmir
I obviously don't know your DS or history, but I...

I obviously don't know your DS or history, but I can speak from my experience only... first, it does sound like (unless there is more to the evaluation? like extensive records review?) the evaluation...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-22-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By chiefmir
In the meantime, while they are figuring how to...

In the meantime, while they are figuring how to get the FBA done and work out the behavior plan in place... they need to identify a place (or two) that he can run TO. Obviously, your DS is showing...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-15-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By chiefmir
What I would probably do in your place, without...

What I would probably do in your place, without any academic or behavioral or social/emotional concerns in play (I'm assuming?) is to look for ways in school and out of school to program academically...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   08-14-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By chiefmir
Sorry I don't have a lot of time to write back...

Sorry I don't have a lot of time to write back right now... but without knowing the rest of the scores (if any other tests etc. were given) the possibility is that the verbal area can be an area of...
Forum: Pregnancy After Birth Loss   08-11-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By chiefmir
I'm so sorry for your loss. I don't know if your...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I don't know if your story is different, but I had my second daughter (a second c-section) and was given the go-ahead to start TTC right away by my ob at my 6 week check...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-04-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 951
Posted By chiefmir
I'm a neuropsychologist, and there is a TON of...

I'm a neuropsychologist, and there is a TON of overlap in symptom presentation with ADHD, ASD (especially high functioning), social anxiety (and probably other things that I am not thinking of right...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-22-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 409
Posted By chiefmir
8 year old seems traumatized from sleep over camp...

My oldest DD is almost 9 years old... for almost 1.5 years, she has been super excited about the idea of going to sleep away camp for a week. In fact, she joined Girl Scouts this year in order to be...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-22-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By chiefmir
My oldest DD was a bedwetter until she was just...

My oldest DD was a bedwetter until she was just over 8 years old (as was I and my dad, so there is def a genetic component). She wore pull ups (or the big kid version, good nites, I think) until she...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-16-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By chiefmir
I don't have a child in this situation, but...

I don't have a child in this situation, but during grad school, I did a year of internship at an approved private school that had about half of the kids living there as residents. The students had a...
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-27-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By chiefmir
I've been to some fun birthday parties at parks....

I've been to some fun birthday parties at parks.  Is there a playground there?  One party I'm thinking of had time as guests were arriving to play on the playground (which could be when you do the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-10-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By chiefmir
The NEPSY-II isn't just for executive...

The NEPSY-II isn't just for executive functions... it has tests of attention/executive functions, language, visual spatial skills, motor skills, visual motor skills, memory (verba/visual/more...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   02-08-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 186
Posted By chiefmir
I can't speak to what your specific school means...

I can't speak to what your specific school means regarding a psych evaluation, but I can tell you about my own experiences doing them.  I worked in a school for 10 years (doctorate level...
Forum: Child & Teen Health   02-03-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By chiefmir
My 8.5 year old is in the same boat.  Some days...

My 8.5 year old is in the same boat.  Some days she tells me that her nipples hurt, some days she forgets about them, sometimes she only notices one.  She definitely has breast buds (felt by my DH...
Forum: Blended and Step Family Parenting   01-14-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By chiefmir
I just have to say that Vocal Minority gave an...

I just have to say that Vocal Minority gave an unbelievably amazing response!  I agree with 1000% of everything she said.
 
I absolutely wouldn't let a foot-in-mouth moment destroy what sounds...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   01-04-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 593
Posted By chiefmir
This is just a post in hopes that some moms who...

This is just a post in hopes that some moms who have BTDT will have some words of wisdom or commiseration!
 
My oldest DD, who is just shy of 8.5 years old, apparently is starting puberty. We know...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-28-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,275
Posted By chiefmir
Going into regular school age with an NLD...

Going into regular school age with an NLD diagnosis can be tricky because it is not considered a SPECIFIC learning disability and therefore may not fall into one of the classifications that the...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   11-14-2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 1,739
Posted By chiefmir
I'm so glad you found a place that can do the...

I'm so glad you found a place that can do the testing (FWIW, that is a super price for a full neuropsych).  To clarify (this is my field, professionally), all the neuropsychologists I know who work...
Forum: Personal Growth   10-17-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By chiefmir
I would go a step farther, and thank your mom...

I would go a step farther, and thank your mom for always showing such thoughtfulness and always thinking of you (in HER MIND she is and I, personally, believe it would be hurtful not to at least...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   10-03-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 480
Posted By chiefmir
I generally don't like them because I think they...

I generally don't like them because I think they are overused and end up rewarding kids for behaviors (kindness, reading, respecting the teacher) that should be expected and which should have...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-17-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 418
Posted By chiefmir
In the districts I've worked in (all NJ and PA)...

In the districts I've worked in (all NJ and PA) they are required by law to "consider" outside evaluations in the schools but are not required to accept them when making determinations about whether...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-23-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 688
Posted By chiefmir
Have you asked him what he wants? My oldest DD...

Have you asked him what he wants? My oldest DD (almost 8)  has never been big at playing with toys, but sometimes there is something sort of "trendy" that she's seen at a friend's house that I...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   07-20-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,017
Posted By chiefmir
One of my best friends wrote a book called Doing...

One of my best friends wrote a book called Doing it Right; Making Smart, Safe and Satisfying Choices About Sex... and I know that she was HIGHLY inclusive of both heterosexual and homosexual sex.
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-08-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By chiefmir
My (now almost 8 year old oldest DD) wore pull...

My (now almost 8 year old oldest DD) wore pull ups/good nights until she was well over 7 years old and peed in them nightly. Even now, she has accidents every week or two, and needs to be woken up...
Forum: Women's Health   06-07-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By chiefmir
That all sound so scary!  I don't know if this...

That all sound so scary!  I don't know if this is totally a crazy thing to mention, but I just watched a TV show (like a medical/neurological detective thing) where a woman had "Alice in Wonderland"...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   04-18-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By chiefmir
I just wanted to say that I really feel for you...

I just wanted to say that I really feel for you in this situation.  I've been in it also... with both my best friend (of 26 years) and my sister.  In the case of my best friend, it was pretty clear...
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