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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-26-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By joensally
OP, I would suggest you talk to the teacher and...

OP, I would suggest you talk to the teacher and find out how gifted services are structured in the school and in the district. Find out who is responsible for what, and what services are offered. ...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-26-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By joensally
Miranda, IIRC, your kids weren't in formal...

Miranda, IIRC, your kids weren't in formal schooling for grade 1. I think there's a lot of difference between a young gifted child who is not identified but is struggling with self-regulation (due...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-26-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By joensally
It appears to be an advocacy organization. I...

It appears to be an advocacy organization. I don't see how they'd be qualified to certify anything, nor licensed for anything.
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   09-26-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 748
Posted By joensally
I'm pretty disappointed by the tester on your...

I'm pretty disappointed by the tester on your behalf.

First: that's too short an assessment period for a complicated, young child.
Second: 126 Verbal score on SB5 means he's gifted in the verbal...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-10-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,598
Posted By joensally
I would totally echo Linda and moominmamma. ...

I would totally echo Linda and moominmamma.

I think a big part of what you're internally experiencing is the process of settling into this information. I think that through most of parenting, we...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-08-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,752
Posted By joensally
Quote:Originally Posted by...

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Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-07-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,752
Posted By joensally
This was my son.    What is your goal with...

This was my son. 
 
What is your goal with working on his reading?  Does it bother him?
 
I'm a real proponent of balancing remediation with giving time to grow.  He doesn't need to do more than...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-06-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By joensally
My son is 2E and was a total handful in the...

My son is 2E and was a total handful in the early years, what you describe is very familiar.  We homeschooled grade 1 to give him a year without being told he was wrong/bad in a million spoken and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-06-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By joensally
The strategies to support a child who is...

The strategies to support a child who is experiencing sensitivity, anxiety and gloominess are the same whether gifted or not, so looking for materials on CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) and...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   05-06-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By joensally
Hi, and welcome.   BTDT-been there, done...

Hi, and welcome.
 
BTDT-been there, done that, HG- highly gifted, AP-attachment parenting.
 
Re: the score.  That is a great score.  If it's the FSIQ, it is impressive because it likely means...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   04-04-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,197
Posted By joensally
I don't think it's a ceiling effect unless there...

I don't think it's a ceiling effect unless there were a couple of ceiling scores. The WPPSI-IV is good to 7.5 - did they use the III or the IV? I would look at the anxiety first, and the overall...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   03-08-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 652
Posted By joensally
What's the class size, and are the non-gate kids...

What's the class size, and are the non-gate kids at the school neighbourhood kids?
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-29-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,778
Posted By joensally
Kids are often complicated, and it could be an...

Kids are often complicated, and it could be an "and" rather than an "or."  Kids can be gifted and have other complicating factors.  Whatever the particular mix is, you do want a child to be in a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-23-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 431
Posted By joensally
I'm going to wander in with a slightly different...

I'm going to wander in with a slightly different perspective.  I'm a non-musical parent with two kids who at varying times have been learning two instruments simultaneously.  Moominmamma is a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   01-12-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By joensally
I wouldn't explain.  I don't know the...

I wouldn't explain.  I don't know the relationship to you of the people making these comments, but I think it's fine to say something like "Thank you for your concern, we've got it."  Repeat.  Not...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   09-16-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By joensally
I would recommend researching what a free...

I would recommend researching what a free evaluation involves in your area and get on a waitlist.  The parent interview portion of the  ADOS/ADIR (standardized tools for ASD assessment) is normed on...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-28-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 356
Posted By joensally
I agree with Linda.  Personally, I would discuss...

I agree with Linda.  Personally, I would discuss it with them in terms of your daughter has some anxiety (around x, y, z), and while it initially manifested as internalizing (shyness, avoidance),...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-11-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,430
Posted By joensally
Quote:Originally Posted by...

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Forum: Special Needs Parenting   08-08-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,430
Posted By joensally
OP, are the evaluators using standardized...

OP, are the evaluators using standardized instruments in their evaluations?  The rule out for an ASD should be "does not meet criteria according to ___ tool" rather than a narrative remark.  Same...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-22-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,204
Posted By joensally
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by CamMom http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   07-16-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 742
Posted By joensally
 It may be that the difference lies in...


It may be that the difference lies in routines at school, which help her self-regulate.  She also has active models of appropriate behaviour (other kids not getting in trouble when they're...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-15-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By joensally
I thought I'd share this resource for anyone who...

I thought I'd share this resource for anyone who wasn't familiar with it.  This month's is a goldmine, as usual.
 
http://www.2enewsletter.com/index.html
 
You can sign up for a monthly update...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-14-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 814
Posted By joensally
I was referring to the Eides' book The...

I was referring to the Eides' book The Mislabeled Child. 
 
Re meds, and I was very, very anti meds.  I've learned to think about it this way, which is very lay-person.  If I'm looking at a...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-14-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 431
Posted By joensally
My kids really struggled with perfectionism at...

My kids really struggled with perfectionism at that age, maturation has helped.  Lots of things that are really tough when they're little seem to get easier as they grow.
 
I really like the book...
Forum: Parenting the Gifted Child   06-11-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 814
Posted By joensally
My 2E 10 year old is done by April most years....

My 2E 10 year old is done by April most years.  He's in school, but IIRC this was true when we homeschooled too.
 
Have you read the Eides' book?  It's great.  It is hard being 2E, especially with...
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