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    If you watch the documentary on Cas Holman, it makes you think about the kinds of activities children are doing. Many of us grew up going into woods and fields and making "toys and tools" from what we found. We had to use imagination and creativity
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    Jump to new posts Re: Queen's Gambit, chess, and gifted children by Eagle Mum @ Yesterday at 09:34 PM

    Originally Posted By: mithawkYour DH must be quite good to be able to play multiple games of blindfold chess. My son is a Master and he can do one game blindfold against a player about 400 points below his level. Anyway, Queen's Gambit is excellent.
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    Jump to new posts Re: Help With Interpretation of DAS ii scores by aeh @ Yesterday at 04:25 PM

    Welcome! Your DS has very strong scores all around. I assume he is extremely young, since he is not yet in school. Based only on his scores, there is a limited amount that one can really say, other than that he is very bright. But I can give you som
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    Jump to new posts Re: A Progressive Assault on Selective High Schools by Wren @ Yesterday at 12:50 PM

    I grew up in a petrochemical town and kids could leave high school, with a diploma or not, and get a union job in a refinery or chemical plant, good wages, benefits, full retirement package. And I think there is a huge mindset in middle America that
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    Following pinewood1ís comments, itís not just in school, but also in the workplace, it can be frustrating for EG/PG individuals to encounter colleagues and administrators (of average intellect with experience of a single narrow business model and lit
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    Jump to new posts Re: Round Three! by syoblrig @ 11/25/20 08:37 AM

    I realize this is an old thread, but in regards to how to answer the school's insistence that its curriculum is so good that all the students are advanced, I think that's an easy answer. Every student is entitled to a year's growth in every subject.
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    Jump to new posts Re: Looking for advice on how to proceed... by aeh @ 11/24/20 03:51 PM

    Here's some information on IEEs in your state: https://www.elc-pa.org/wp-content/upload...014.pdf#page=34 The psychiatric evaluation would look at the ASD angle, and any other emotional/mental health diagnostic considerations. For a learning disabi
    Twice Exceptional
    Jump to new posts Re: Need Input re Transition Evaluation by aeh @ 11/24/20 03:05 PM

    That is very helpful information you've collected. I'm glad to hear some useful resources are starting to assemble through your IRL team. Transition is absolutely a required component of the IEP team meeting and plan development, and even if your tea
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    Jump to new posts Re: Algebra 2 in one semester? by aeh @ 11/24/20 02:47 PM

    I agree with Kai. An honors section would definitely be a better peer group and likely pace of instruction. But even college prep alg II would be better than the alternative you expect. FWIW, that was exactly how my 7th grade year opened---sitting in
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    Jump to new posts Re: Contemplating the journey by MumOfThree @ 11/23/20 05:59 PM

    Originally Posted By: aeh Actually, we do exactly the opposite with learners on the other end of the spectrum, in the name of holistic development--like placing children with significant learning delays with their age-peers for socialization reasons.
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