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    #13990 - 04/17/08 10:18 AM List of Common Gifted Acronyms
    Mark D. Offline
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    Registered: 12/31/69
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    Hello Posters,

    Per some requests on this board, We have decided to Create a "Sticky" post that contains a link to a Hoagies web page of commonly-used gifted acronyms (below). This page can be a good starting point for new-comers to the board. smile

    http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/acronyms.htm

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    #14031 - 04/17/08 06:22 PM Re: List of Common Gifted Acronyms [Re: Mark D.]
    Grinity Offline
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    Registered: 12/13/05
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    Loc: Connecticut
    Great Idea!
    Let's add some of our own favorite acronyms and phrases too -

    Mine's LOG - level of giftedness - the difference between most gifted kids and the far flung few who range beyond any mythical cut off.

    "Chicken Dance" is slang for subject acceleration when the school doesn't line up all Math at once, so that a kid must leave one room to go to another in a kind of disruptive and non-natural way.

    "For the Grandchildren" is a battle cry that comforts us when we make incredible efforts at advocacy that create change too late for our own individual children.

    Enjoy,
    Grinity

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    #14041 - 04/17/08 06:45 PM Re: List of Common Gifted Acronyms [Re: Dottie]
    Grinity Offline
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    "Balanced Push" or "Supported Push" - a phrase that acknowldeges that as wonderful as child led learning is, we grown ups owe it to them to have an independent perspective and actually 'push' at times to help them get over various confusions that get installed by spending lots of time in learning environments aimed way below their readiness level.

    ODP and SDP are short for Outer-Directed Perfectionism and Self-Direct Perfectionism. Both rampant in the Gifted World, and often, but not always, caused by too much time in school settings below the child's readiness level.

    Related, is "The Goldilocks Problem" when the readiness level shrinks to a skinny little level or seems to dissapear completely. Everything appears either 'too hard' or 'too easy' to afflicted child. Again gentle balanced pushes at the closest estimate of the child's readiness level and great patience will usually decrease this 'Goldilocks Problem.'

    And yes, I did hatch DOK, and it was a lovely moment! Thanks for the acknowledgement!
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    #14051 - 04/17/08 07:25 PM Re: List of Common Gifted Acronyms [Re: Grinity]
    Grinity Offline
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    ND stands for 'Normally Developing' as a way to discribe what most adults expect kids of your age to be like.

    'Agemates' is a term for children who share the year of birth with your child, and perhaps or perhaps not some other interests.

    'Peers' is reserved for children who actually are your child's peer in at least one area.
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    #14062 - 04/17/08 09:37 PM Re: List of Common Gifted Acronyms [Re: Grinity]
    Kriston Offline
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    For OHG: GS# = Grandson, aged #
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    #14068 - 04/18/08 03:48 AM Re: List of Common Gifted Acronyms [Re: Kriston]
    Grinity Offline
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    Here are some general internet conventions:

    DS4 = Dear Son aged 4
    DD11 = dear daughter - aged 11
    DH = dear husband, or darn husband, as case may be. ((giggle))
    DS = dear spouse
    DW = dear wife
    DX = dear x-husband, x-wife or x-spouse
    DP might refer to a school priniciple,

    HSing - homeschooling
    PS could be private school (which actually prefer to be called Independent Schools these days) or Public School so it's really confusing to use these. Of course most of us are quite confused about if there is actually a differenc between them IRL (in real life) as well. Sometimes there is and sometimes there isn't. Only sitting in the classroom and observing the goings on will tell for sure.

    IEP - Individualised educational plan
    GIEP - IEP for gifted kids - some states have them and some states don't.

    And if you are a real newbie (new to the internet person), putting something in double quotes give you a chance to show an emotion, like a smiley.

    ((smiles))
    Grinity

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    #14080 - 04/18/08 06:08 AM Re: List of Common Gifted Acronyms [Re: Grinity]
    Kriston Offline
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    AWK = "Away with out keyboard," another Grinity-ism that I really like. smile
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    #14084 - 04/18/08 06:58 AM Re: List of Common Gifted Acronyms [Re: Kriston]
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    GS8 just got a WEP, Written Education Plan. That's what they do for the gifted kids in our school. A little late, but better than never.

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    #14397 - 04/22/08 01:12 PM Re: List of Common Gifted Acronyms [Re: OHGrandma]
    Kriston Offline
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    DYS = Davidson Young Scholars Program

    (Also sometimes abbreviated YSP, and one who is in the program is a YS.)
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    #14405 - 04/22/08 07:38 PM Re: List of Common Gifted Acronyms [Re: Kriston]
    Kriston Offline
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    POGS = Parents of Gifted Support Group
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