Who is better IDed in public school?

Posted by: Melessa

Who is better IDed in public school? - 03/14/14 06:57 AM

Just a thought my dh and I have been contemplating. Ds7 (who I've written about a few times- hg with some 2e issues) is verbally precocious and not shy. We were sure his teacher(s) would recognize his ability on their own. Instead (not to rehash), the school thinks he's just a high achiever from a decent home. Since they are missing the boat on my ds; we are exploring other options.

Now, we are wondering what will happen with ds3.5 in 2 years. He is very different from his older brother. Will typically not "perform" For me. Yet, through games I've realized he can add/ subtract and is starting to recognize words. He is very interested in math concepts and gear/ building toys. He also has a great sense of humor.

I realize this is all speculation as who knows what ds3.5 will be like. We are going to give it a go with the neighborhood public school, and hope for the best.

Thinking of all this has led me to the question, do schools typically recognize math minded gifted earlier? Are they expecting a more globally gifted child without asynchronous? Do they not really think at all and simply look at numbers?
Posted by: JonLaw

Re: Who is better IDed in public school? - 03/14/14 07:35 AM

Originally Posted By: Melessa

Thinking of all this has led me to the question, do schools typically recognize math minded gifted earlier?


Probably.

Originally Posted By: Melessa
Are they expecting a more globally gifted child without asynchronous?


Probably.

Originally Posted By: Melessa
Do they not really think at all and simply look at numbers?


Depends on the school.
Posted by: Dude

Re: Who is better IDed in public school? - 03/14/14 07:39 AM

Originally Posted By: Melessa
Thinking of all this has led me to the question, do schools typically recognize math minded gifted earlier?


DD and I are both well-balanced in our skills, but the red flag for the schools in both of our cases was reading ability.
Posted by: indigo

Re: Who is better IDed in public school? - 03/14/14 07:45 AM

Originally Posted By: Melessa
Thinking of all this has led me to the question, do schools typically recognize math minded gifted earlier? Are they expecting a more globally gifted child without asynchronous? Do they not really think at all and simply look at numbers?
This may depend on whether the school is intending to seek and identify gifted individuals -or- seeking to select students who are the best match to any advanced academic programs/services which they may have to offer. Recently discussed in this post.

There is a large difference between creating an educational plan appropriate for a child -or- selecting children for an existing plan: Matching the program to the child -vs- matching the child to the program.