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Registered: 02-21-2013
Friday Fun
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Thu, 02-21-2013 - 8:38pm

Seems like there are a lot of new posters, introductions?.....

-what does your poster name mean?

-what is your favorite room in your house?

-what is your favorite sandwich?

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Registered: 10-08-1998
In reply to: amilla
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 6:45pm

Oh yay me.  I have one like that.  I think ds would agree that he would be better of with no gifts than the two he was "blessed" with.

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 6:33pm

Ha, now I get it, she was asking you (Bord) about your son, not Regina.  Geeze. 

I know that I've been bad about it, but can you (corporate you) use quotes so that we can (sort of) tell what is being responded to?

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 6:25pm
I did move my son out of public when we couldn't get any help from the school district for his learning disability. We had to learn yo deal with it on our own, and to get him the support he needed. It was maddening. We knew there was a problem in one area beginning in second grade, and the only way we were able to keep him at grade level was with tutors. But since we never let him fall below grade level, he never qualified for services from the school. It was a royal pain in the Austria.
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Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 6:20pm
I've got a kid in my Sunday School class who is so profoundly affected by his cognitive disabilities that I think he must me in the tenth percentile or below in anything they can test him on. He's almost completely non-verbal although he does make a few signs, mostly to do with wanting something to eat. He's a real sweetheart, but only now, at the age of five, is he beginning to be potty trained. I understand that he will always need profoundly high levels of care. I don't resent that in the slightest. I don't understand how/why people resent meeting the educational needs of children.
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Registered: 11-14-2011
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 6:17pm
Ok, that makes sense...and yeah, it's stupid. Obviously a term coined by someone who who is convinced that positive thinking will heal them. @@
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Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 6:14pm
"Twice gifted" is stupid cheery educational jargon for a gifted child with a second challenge - such as Aspergers or ADHD or a learning disability. Only someone who's never dealt with some of those issues would consider them "gifts."
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Registered: 11-14-2011
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 6:12pm

"Back to the SPED kids who don't even come close to 10% in many/most categories.... Can you even try to visualize that?"

Visualize what?  The need for sped?  Is anyone advocating dropping such programs?

 

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Registered: 02-20-2013
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 6:12pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
Honestly, I only hear twice gifted here, There's a poster on the iv special ed board that posts about it too, I'd love to know what that looks like on an IEP.

There is no such thing as twice gifted. The appropriate term is twice exceptional. And it a gifted diagnosis with another diagnosis, such as a learning disorder or ADD or Aspergers/Autism, etc. DS has a buddy who was in the gifted program and on an IEP for speech. It really isn't uncommon. Gifted kids are kids like any other.

On Wednesdays we wear pink.

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 6:10pm
Jam, you are he one using the term "twice gifted". We are asking you, what does that mean?
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Registered: 02-20-2013
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 6:10pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Micromanaging is not the job of a school.  Of course I know about testing and what the different scores represent, If the majority of a kid's assessment is 90% or above s/he probably doesn't qualify for services, But if your publci school is an exceptional one like you've called it then they probably did offer success strategies, Your choice to move him to a private school instead isn't the school's problem. </p><p>Back to the SPED kids who don't even come close to 10% in many/most categories....  Can you even try to visualize that? </p>

Visualize what? Their need for services? I taught autistic preschoolers, Jam. Many of whom were nonverbal. I'm not sure where you're going with this... But I had a kid who qualified for speech/language services through the state early intervention program before his second birthday, so I absolutely know what it is like to be on both ends of the spectrum. And I maintain that the need for services is great on both ends.

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