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    #97522 - 03/22/11 09:57 AM obsessive academic accumulation disorder (OAAD)
    Grinity Offline
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    Registered: 12/13/05
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    I couldn't wait until April Fools day to post this, but this is a friend's humorous suggestion for an alternative to the label: 'Gifted'

    I think I like Obsessive Knowledge Accumulation Disorder (OKAD)better, but I have a hunch that you will be able to come up with an even better one.

    Even though I'm being silly, I think that there is a way in which we parent would like some sympathy for the needs of our kids who are 'beyond Optimally Gifted' and having a label that pathologizes and captures the 'burn to learn' flavor - even in our imaginations - might provide some relief.

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    Grinity
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    #97523 - 03/22/11 09:58 AM Re: obsessive academic accumulation disorder (OAAD) [Re: Grinity]
    Grinity Offline
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    Oh, and I think some of us Adults might like a label of our own:
    "Tellitlikeitis-itis," anyone?
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    #97527 - 03/22/11 10:33 AM Re: obsessive academic accumulation disorder (OAAD) [Re: Grinity]
    HowlerKarma Offline
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    Registered: 02/05/11
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    I think I have "Obfuscation Avoidant Behavior" with aggressive tendencies. grin
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    #97529 - 03/22/11 11:02 AM Re: obsessive academic accumulation disorder (OAAD) [Re: Grinity]
    inky Offline
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    Registered: 10/10/08
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    Excitability Gravitas: Asynchronous Development Syndrome (EGADS!)

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    #97531 - 03/22/11 11:07 AM Re: obsessive academic accumulation disorder (OAAD) [Re: Grinity]
    aculady Offline
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    Registered: 12/31/10
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    My son just suggested "Novel Experience Retention Disorder" (N.E.R.D.) and "Generally Excessive Educational Knowledge Syndrome" or "Generally Excitable Excessive Knowledge Syndrome" (G.E.E.K.S.)

    So far we've also got:
    "Multi-Dimensional Obsessive Learning Disorder" (M.O.L.D),

    "Focused Obsessive Learning Disorder" (F.O.L.D),

    "Hyper Organized Logical Yearning for Cognitively Ordered World-view" (H.O.L.Y. C.O.W),

    and "Overactive Highly Generalized Obsessive Logical Labeling Yearning Generating Excessive Excitability" (O.H. G.O.L.L.Y. G.E.E.)


    I'm sure more will be forthcoming...


    Edited by aculady (03/22/11 11:10 AM)
    Edit Reason: formatting

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    #97532 - 03/22/11 11:13 AM Re: obsessive academic accumulation disorder (OAAD) [Re: aculady]
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    Loc: Scotland
    I can't provide a clever acronym, but I have severe BIS (boredom intolerance syndrome).
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    #97534 - 03/22/11 11:18 AM Re: obsessive academic accumulation disorder (OAAD) [Re: Grinity]
    aculady Offline
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    And here is one to describe many "gifted" program curricula...

    Placement Leveled According to Common Erroneous Beliefs of Organization (P.L.A.C.E.B.O.)

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    #97548 - 03/22/11 01:41 PM Re: obsessive academic accumulation disorder (OAAD) [Re: Grinity]
    inky Offline
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    Since we can't say "my child is bored" how about B.O.R.E.D. (Beyond Optimal Repetition Elicits Defiance)? Or Daydreaming, Delusion, Damage, Destruction, Deterioration, Devastation...)

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    #97550 - 03/22/11 01:51 PM Re: obsessive academic accumulation disorder (OAAD) [Re: Grinity]
    Chrys Offline
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    Registered: 04/15/09
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    Loc: Central Ohio
    ...snort...
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    #97551 - 03/22/11 03:24 PM Re: obsessive academic accumulation disorder (OAAD) [Re: Grinity]
    La Texican Offline
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    Registered: 07/10/10
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    Loc: South Texas
    Aggressive Curiosity with Alienating "know-it-all-syndrome"

    (the second part is by
     George Lopez)


    Involuntary Rapid Comprehension
    Solitary Aggressive Curiosity

    I can't think of anything with a cool acronym right now.  GEEK!
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