Friday Fun

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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: 11-14-2011
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 6:09pm

"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."

One, I don't recall her saying that she moved him, but would condier it if that was in his best interest.  Second, did someone say that would be a problem for the school?

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 6:07pm
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.

 


 


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Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 6:05pm

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. 

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

 


 


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Registered: 02-20-2013
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 6:03pm

Do you mean twice exceptional, which would be gifted kids with a second diagnosis? DS falls into that category--gifted w/an ADD diagnosis. I know two of his best friends also fall into that category: one is gifted w/ADHD and the other is gifted w/Aspergers. I'm sure there are more, those are the two I know about.

I've never heard of twice-gifted.

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 6:00pm

We have been very fortunate that son has always had teachers that go above and beyond.  The boy has been doing reports, on his own time, since second grade.  These have been extra assignments that his teachers have given him in addition to his regular classwork, to keep him busy and motivated. 

I ran into one of his previous teachers last night, and her daughter (who was in middle school when my son was in teacher's class).  When teacher introduced me to her daughter, the daughter said, and asked, "oh remember him.  He was the one that talked all the time and did all of those reports?  Man, he was smart."  lol 

Yep, son is remembered as the one who talks all time.  ;)

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Registered: 02-20-2013
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 5:59pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;When you understand the needs for children who can't meet standards we'll have an intelligent conversation about SPED. In the meantime it really is more than "twice gifted" or kids that fall into 14% of some mystery category.  Thanks. &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Why would you assume that one can't understand the needs of a child who can't meet standards?  That seems like a rather large assumption on  your part.</p>

Particularly when it is addressed to someone who TAUGHT SPED before she had kids. And whose son received early intervention for language delays and whose daughter had an IEP in preschool for speech delays and has a 504 now for life threatening allergies. Quite familiar w/both ends of the SPED spectrum, thankyouverymuch. And I maintain (like most educators) that kids at both ends of the spectrum require special services to meet their needs. G&T is just as much a SPED diagnosis as any learning disability--high potential does not negate their need for services.

I would like to know where 14% came from? What is that even referring to?

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Registered: 02-20-2013
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 5:50pm

My niece could read above grade level in kindy. Knew every single sight word first quarter. She's not gifted. It seems to me you're confusing high skill-set w/g&t. It isn't the same.

From the Gifted Parent blog:

NAGC states that "Gifted individuals are those who demonstrate outstanding levels of aptitude (defined as an exceptional ability to reason and learn) or competence (documented performance or achievement in top 10% or rarer) in one or more domains. Domains include any structured area of activity with its own symbol system (e.g., mathematics, music, language) and/or set of sensorimotor skills (e.g., painting, dance, sports).A person's giftedness should not be confused with the means by which giftedness is observed or assessed. Parent, teacher, or student recommendations, a high mark on an examination, or a high IQ score are not giftedness; they may be a signal that giftedness exists. Some of these indices of giftedness are more sensitive than others to differences in the person's environment."

The Javits Act - Which was part of the ESEA act, defines giftedness as "Students, children, or youth who give evidence of high achievement capability in areas such as intellectual, creative, artistic, or leadership capacity, or in specific academic fields, and who need services and activities not ordinarily provided by the school in order to fully develop those capabilities."

Our district's testing process involves an IQ test, an aptitude test, interviews w/the student plus teacher & parent surveys. Once the state standardized testing starts in 3rd grade, students who do exceptionally well on that test (top 1%) are frequently referred for testing.

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Fri, 02-22-2013 - 5:48pm
By the way, Jams, what do you mean by "Some 14% mysterious category?" You know how testing for learning disabilities work, right? You know the scores are divided into sub scores. Do you really think I am going to post my child's educational profile online? Would you do that to your own children? Would you expect people to give you grief for not doing so?
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Registered: 10-23-2001
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 5:47pm

When you understand the needs of children that can't meet standards we'll have an intelligent conversation about SPED, In the meantime, It really is more than "twice gifted" or kids that fall into some 14% mysterious category.  Thanks. 

 

 

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Fri, 02-22-2013 - 5:47pm

How is it that I can read a post, hit reply, then my reply shows up in line BEFORE the post that I am replying to?  Geeze this format is making me crazy, and trying to figure out what Jam is saying isn't helping matters, lol.

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