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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-24-2010, 11:17 AM
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Views: 1,232
Posted By egoldber
Quote: I think it can work if the gifted child...

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I think it can work if the gifted child has a few peers (or at least one!) in the class and the teacher is very adept at differentiation.
I agree. I think a wide degree of differentiation...
Forum: Learning at School   06-17-2010, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,992
Posted By egoldber
Quote: My dade tuk me to the pul. I divd in...

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My dade tuk me to the pul. I divd in the dep nd. I mad a big spsh in the wotr. My dad sed WOW.

Would be about right.
Interesting. My older DD went to a small, private K and then our...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-25-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,117
Posted By egoldber
Quote: Social skills are things like: ...

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Social skills are things like:

noticing people's body language to see if they are interested in what you are saying

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There's no need to limit one's self to "average subjects...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-23-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,171
Posted By egoldber
Quote: Many exhibited inappropriate social...

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Many exhibited inappropriate social skills for their age such as substituting monologues for conversations, interrupting peers, insistence of their own agenda versus going along with a group...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-21-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,003
Posted By egoldber
FWIW, my DD's issues are very much school...

FWIW, my DD's issues are very much school related. In looking back, she always has a very hard time at predictable times of year: the first few weeks of the school year, when homework ramps up at...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-20-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,003
Posted By egoldber
Quote: She did say that she felt therapy...

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She did say that she felt therapy becomes more effective in later elementary school.
Hmm. I see now that your DD is in K. I had concerns in K, and decided to wait. I don't know that I would...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-20-2010, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,003
Posted By egoldber
I am the poster from the other thread whose DD...

I am the poster from the other thread whose DD sounds similar. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif

I really could not disagree more with your friend. We did do a full...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-19-2010, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 962
Posted By egoldber
A friend of mine runs one of these at our local...

A friend of mine runs one of these at our local school. In our case, it is a good program, but she is a super star organizer. Each CI site has a volunteer who runs and coordinates the local program....
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-12-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,697
Posted By egoldber
Quote: so when DO their writing skills...

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so when DO their writing skills improve?
I've been following this thread with interest. My older DD is similar in many ways to the OP's son. For her, there was a huge leap in writing...
Forum: Learning at School   05-12-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By egoldber
Interesting. In the grand scheme of things our...

Interesting. In the grand scheme of things our elementary school's lunches are not as terrible as some, but I think they are stll pretty bad. But they are $2.65 and if for $3 we could get a lot...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-10-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,613
Posted By egoldber
Perhaps it would have been more accurate to say...

Perhaps it would have been more accurate to say that I wouldn't rely on the school system for an accurate or timely evaluation. Most school psychologists are hugely overworked. Their large caseloads...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-10-2010, 12:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,613
Posted By egoldber
To get a 504, in general, you need a diagnosis...

To get a 504, in general, you need a diagnosis of some sort (anxiety is considered an "other health impairment") and show how it impacts the child in school. That does not need to be an academic...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-09-2010, 08:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,613
Posted By egoldber
OP, my older DD is very much like this. She...

OP, my older DD is very much like this. She cries a lot in school when things get overwhelming for various reasons. This year (third grade) she got a teacher who simply could not deal with her and...
Forum: Learning at School   02-21-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,222
Posted By egoldber
Quote: I'm asking because I strongly suspect...

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I'm asking because I strongly suspect DD has not received any, and hasn't for at least a year, if not longer.
In our district, the way the reading specialist explained things to me was that...
Forum: Learning at School   11-11-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By egoldber
I think that my third grader gets a lot of...

I think that my third grader gets a lot of homework, but that is more than she gets for any one night.

We do have the problem of the teacher "forgetting" they assigned a packet on Monday and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   11-09-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 699
Posted By egoldber
We had to address this last year when DD tested...

We had to address this last year when DD tested into the gifted program. Here they are trying to change the name from GT to AAP (Advanced Academic Programming), but the GT label is pretty well...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   11-04-2009, 05:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By egoldber
Anyone?

Anyone?
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-29-2009, 11:11 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,067
Posted By egoldber
We are seeing some of this with my older DD this...

We are seeing some of this with my older DD this year. She moved into the GT program in her district which is a pretty good fit for her level. She started off the year with a multiplication "test"...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-27-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 559
Posted By egoldber
I would definitely pursue it. We are struggling...

I would definitely pursue it. We are struggling with this right. My older DD (also 8) has had worsening anxiety as she gets older. We had a neuropsych eval last year and they said it was not GAD,...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   10-27-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By egoldber
Thanks for the info....

Thanks for the info. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif As for price, yes I hear you, ugh, but believe it or not, it is the most reasonably priced progressive school that...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   10-27-2009, 11:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,605
Posted By egoldber
Where is your DH's job? If you want his commute...

Where is your DH's job? If you want his commute to be under an hour (consistently...as in even when it rains, like today) you need to consider location carefully and preferably have options in case...
Forum: Maryland, Metro D.C. Area, Delaware   10-26-2009, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By egoldber
I am looking around for a private school for my...

I am looking around for a private school for my older DD. She is a third grader this year. Academically she is very strong (and loves learning and learning new things) but she tends to be anxious...
Forum: Learning at School   10-17-2009, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 343
Posted By egoldber
Quote: Because from what I understand that...

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Because from what I understand that test is excellent at identifying gifted children who fit into a "minority" population.
The Naglieri is used in many school districts to screen children...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-04-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 771
Posted By egoldber
Quote: Some kids' bedtime routines involve...

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Some kids' bedtime routines involve hearing about the Great Green Room every single night for years on end.
LOL! We really did read Goodnight Moon and Time For Bed every.single.night. for...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   10-04-2009, 09:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 771
Posted By egoldber
LOL! We're not really militant about the routine...

LOL! We're not really militant about the routine and it may not look the same every night to an outsider. http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif But the key elements for us...
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