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    #81057 - 07/24/10 08:21 PM Re: Anyone had experience with DI schools? [Re: no5no5]
    La Texican Offline

    Registered: 07/10/10
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    Loc: South Texas
    Ha Ha. LoL.

    Hey no5no5, if you get a minute would you look at my "Lost" thread. I just read you say you're a lawyer. I'd really like to help some of these gifted kids who are currently falling through the cracks this way. Could you look and see if I could convince someone online to help them, would that school be risking anything legally, would they have liability? Maybe for harboring a run-away, but they're not physically there. Just, sorry, I know you're not on the clock. Just want to know if the idea is possible.
    Youth lives by personality, age lives by calculation. -- Aristotle on a calendar

    #81080 - 07/25/10 08:47 AM Re: Anyone had experience with DI schools? [Re: no5no5]
    deacongirl Offline

    Registered: 07/03/10
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    Montessori has been a wonderful fit for my child with Down syndrome as well as his older sister (and would have been even better had I been more informed about issues related to giftedness sooner) but I really do have to clarify. I don't know if the "half a brain" quote came from that site, and I am sure that the readers on this forum are aware...but Down syndrome means an extra 21st chromosome in each cell. Not half a brain.

    #81081 - 07/25/10 09:22 AM Re: Anyone had experience with DI schools? [Re: deacongirl]
    La Texican Offline

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    Well, I just googled the phrase + the doman group (that makes the your baby can read) and it looks the the phrase they used was "brain damaged", not half a brain. Without reading the whole site again I can only assume the sentence I read said "if the brain damaged can learn using this method so could a baby with a fully functioning brain.". Which I must have paraphrased in my memory as half a brain compared to a fully functioning brain. Someone showed me that program a while ago because I'm using hooked on phonics but that program has faster results (but I think phonics might make him less academically asynchronous than sight reading, plus it teaches him to learn the way the school likes to teach.) Similarly the DI program and the Montessori method were originally created for the disabled, but turns out they work well for other students too.
    Hmm, I did not know that about downs syndrome being too many chromosomes. Then it's similar kind of to leukemia? I'll file that away and I'm sure it will come up again sometime. Thanks for letting me know.
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