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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-07-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
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, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
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, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
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, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
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, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
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, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
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, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
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...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-25-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By Aufilia
Tritto. I would absolutely not send my child to a...

Tritto. I would absolutely not send my child to a preschool that emphasized worksheets and gave homework. That's not developmentally appropriate, and of course he doesn't want to do it. At his age,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-23-2014, 11:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By Aufilia
I don't know how it works in Canada, but I don't...

I don't know how it works in Canada, but I don't see why you'd need an IEP to request accommodations appropriate to his demonstrated ability/achievement. Here, an IEP legally requires that certain...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-18-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Aufilia
Oh, I just scrolled up and saw what you said...

Oh, I just scrolled up and saw what you said about schools. Check out both programs and be sure to ask the gifted school what their experience and services for 2E kids are like. One sad thing about...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-18-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Aufilia
Oh, first of all, take some deep breaths!! 5 is...

Oh, first of all, take some deep breaths!! 5 is young. In many cases high functioning autism isn't diagnosed until later. My DD wasn't diagnosed with HFA until age 8. Your DS is not doomed. He is...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-17-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By Aufilia
I'm late, but another vote for harnessing your...

I'm late, but another vote for harnessing your patience. The first few weeks of school in kindergarten are really about establishing procedures and learning how to behave and participate at school....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-17-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By Aufilia
I don't have a good overall view of how easy it...

I don't have a good overall view of how easy it is to accurately test a 2E kid, but I will share my anecdote. DD was IQ tested at almost 5 and again around age 8.

At age 5, she had little to no...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-13-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,158
Posted By Aufilia
Do you censor their library selections at all? ...

Do you censor their library selections at all?
Yes. There are topics that are simply age inappropriate, and there are plenty of other books in the world to read instead. In addition, I steer DD away...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-26-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By Aufilia
The University of Washington in Seattle also as...

The University of Washington in Seattle also as an early entrance program, for kids under 15. They have 1 year in "transition school" and then early entrance to the University. But it's not...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-26-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Aufilia
I think there's maybe some confusion here based...

I think there's maybe some confusion here based on some information lacking from the OP, which we have all interpretted in different ways. I see some posters recommending OT for the "writing" issue,...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-13-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By Aufilia
Wow, Miranda, I'm so impressed with your son. You...

Wow, Miranda, I'm so impressed with your son. You must be incredibly proud of him!
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-13-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 11
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Views: 1,086
Posted By Aufilia
Yes; and even with test scores in hand we've had...

Yes; and even with test scores in hand we've had so little luck that we're moving next year. But our district is on the "very inflexible" side, and I do have hope for the new one.

Who have...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-27-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By Aufilia
I wouldn't wait for the teacher to mention...

I wouldn't wait for the teacher to mention it--not at this point. You'll need to be proactive and talk to the school about his boredom and need for more difficult work. You might start by asking the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-22-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By Aufilia
I know this isn't helpful, but I agree that I...

I know this isn't helpful, but I agree that I wouldn't let a 2-year-old use a tablet, certainly not for an hour.  We did not allow TV until either child was 2.5, or computers/tablets until over the...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-21-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By Aufilia
I would be sure to ask what they do to provide...

I would be sure to ask what they do to provide instruction at the appropriate level to all learners, even those working ahead.  Do they support accommodation by accelerating the curriculum?  Do...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-21-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By Aufilia
What IQ test did he do? On a test like the WISC,...

What IQ test did he do? On a test like the WISC, a FSIQ of 142 is exceptional and puts him somewhere above, say, 99.5%. If you did the WISC, ask them to calculate the GAI (which is derived from just...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-14-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By Aufilia
DD is PG.  DS (4) hasn't been tested but I'd say...

DD is PG.  DS (4) hasn't been tested but I'd say he's a G of some type.  He's so VERY different from his sister I have a hard time getting a handle on him. He's good at the things she wasn't--like...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-14-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 883
Posted By Aufilia
Regarding language around giftedness, I agree...

Regarding language around giftedness, I agree with not using "genius"; the word really does have a great deal of baggage. Though that said, "gifted" as a term means many things to many people so...
Forum: Vaccinations   04-29-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 2,486
Posted By Aufilia
The point of government censorship (controlling...

The point of government censorship (controlling of the information) would be to accomplish brainwashing (directing a person's thoughts). Either one conveys a similar meaning, but since she didn't...
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