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    #197595 - 08/01/14 06:35 AM Re: simple question about DYS application [Re: bbq797]
    OrlFamily Offline
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    Registered: 05/16/14
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    Canmom we haven't connected with our family consultant yet but I'm already having conversations with him/her in my head smile. This past year has been so frustrating! I'm sure all first conversations go as yours did.

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    #198290 - 08/11/14 08:25 AM Re: simple question about DYS application [Re: bbq797]
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    Registered: 04/19/12
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    Well I had my son take the achievement test and he qualified with his reading score thank goodness! I'm going to submit him for membership again once I get the report next week. The tester said she has never had any of her clients rejected if they have qualifying IQ and achievement scores so I am hopeful there won't be an issue this time. I'm so relieved! She was actually concerned about my little guy since he really underperformed on the achievement test compared to his IQ score. She thinks it is a combination low confidence and his speech issues. I feel even more now that we need some educational services to help him come out of his shell. He is all bottled up. Hoping for some good news next month. smile

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    #198419 - 08/13/14 07:01 AM Re: simple question about DYS application [Re: bbq797]
    Speechie Offline
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    Registered: 07/08/09
    Posts: 128
    Good luck to everyone who is waiting. smile
    I finally submitted my son's application at the end of July, so we hopefully are in the August pool of applicants. I'm not sure if he'll get in, his GAI was 146, but he lost interest on the achievement tests, so I submitted portfolio pieces instead. Hoping it is enough.

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    #198454 - 08/13/14 11:56 PM Re: simple question about DYS application [Re: bbq797]
    sabina Offline
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    Registered: 07/28/14
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    good luck Speechie and brandijocelyn! I discovered at the very end of the month that we were missing a bit of paperwork, so I'm back in this month's pool with you. Hope we all get good news!


    Edited by sabina (08/13/14 11:56 PM)

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    #198457 - 08/14/14 07:24 AM Re: simple question about DYS application [Re: bbq797]
    LRS Offline
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    Registered: 03/07/14
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    So, I think I will probably wait until my son takes a talent search test next year sometime. He had brief testing to get into a gifted program at Northwestern and it looks like his scores will work for dys too. I wish I had talked more with the tester. She seemed to really want to talk with me about ds scores, tellling me they were unusual and such. However I had my antsy 2yo running around my feet and both kids were tired and hungry! (I was trying to be polite, but I was thinking, "I know, I know,I just needed the score to get into the classes")

    So, the testing was brief iq and acheivement tests, which are not the full score we would need.

    Also, we are homeschooling now, so don't have to deal with the school anymore. So I don't feel there is any urgency to applying, right?
    Unless my sons fine motor problems are going to affect his results later. Are later types of testing more affected by fine motor issues? I can see how having the dys would help with advocating at school, but since we left the school it is probably not so necessary for now. Does that sound about right?

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    #198459 - 08/14/14 07:39 AM Re: simple question about DYS application [Re: bbq797]
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    I think the WPPSI-IV uses an ink dauber (like a big cylindrical stamp) so the kids can mark stuff. I am not sure what the fine motor demands of the WISC-IV or WISC-V are though -

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    #198463 - 08/14/14 09:00 AM Re: simple question about DYS application [Re: cmguy]
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    Yes, the WPPSI-IV uses an ink dauber for processing speed, to reduce the confounds of fine motor skills. The WISC-IV and WISC-V both require some fine-motor skills for the coding subtest of processing speed. There have been attempts to make the symbols somewhat easier to write, but it remains to be seen whether it will help remove the fine motor confound. Symbol Search and Cancellation are both just cross-off tasks, so there is substantially less impact from pencil skills.
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    #198465 - 08/14/14 09:07 AM Re: simple question about DYS application [Re: LRS]
    Peter Offline
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    Registered: 12/16/10
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    Originally Posted By: LRS
    Also, we are homeschooling now, so don't have to deal with the school anymore. So I don't feel there is any urgency to applying, right?
    Unless my sons fine motor problems are going to affect his results later. Are later types of testing more affected by fine motor issues? I can see how having the dys would help with advocating at school, but since we left the school it is probably not so necessary for now. Does that sound about right?


    The one big benefit of DYS is your DS and you will be able to network with peers through annual summit or local group gathering. We haven't done any online seminar yet but sounds really great too.

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    #198766 - 08/19/14 06:56 AM Re: Experiences w/Davidson Young Scholars Program? [Re: bbq797]
    Ken Offline
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    Registered: 07/15/14
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    Hi:

    I'm preparing to submit an application for my son, age 8. I've prepared draft answers to the application questions, and wonder whether they are appropriate in length. Will just a few sentences for each do?

    I'd appreciate any experiences you can share.

    Thanks,

    Ken

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    #198826 - 08/19/14 01:23 PM Re: Experiences w/Davidson Young Scholars Program? [Re: Ken]
    gabalyn Offline
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    Registered: 10/25/12
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    I think I had some answers that were longer, but for sure there were questions I answered with only a sentence or two.

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