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    How sweet greenlotus! <3 All the feels! (((Hug)))

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    Originally Posted by greenlotus
    needed a psychiatrist instead of challenging work
    Please be aware that a person might need or benefit from both; This is not an either-or situation.

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    amazed at her transformation
    Please be aware that adding the DYS label does not remove any learning differences/disabilities, 2e issues, or social difficulties from every day life. DYS simply offers another potential source of guidance, and possible social interaction (if you move overseas, do you plan to travel to DYS in-person events?).

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    Originally Posted by sanne
    How sweet greenlotus! <3 All the feels! (((Hug)))

    Thanks!!!!

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    Originally Posted by indigo
    Originally Posted by greenlotus
    needed a psychiatrist instead of challenging work
    Please be aware that a person might need or benefit from both; This is not an either-or situation.

    Originally Posted by greenlotus
    amazed at her transformation
    Please be aware that adding the DYS label does not remove any learning differences/disabilities, 2e issues, or social difficulties from every day life. DYS simply offers another potential source of guidance, and possible social interaction (if you move overseas, do you plan to travel to DYS in-person events?).

    Well, the psych comment was made very sarcastically. This particular teacher was not supportive. Funny thing - we were seeing a psych for DD at the time the teacher made the comment. The psychologist contacted the teacher to see if she could get the teacher to provide DD with challenging work, and the teacher just ignored the information.

    It is ironic that we might be overseas just as we get DYS recognition. We will be in the US every summer, but I have no idea what we will be doing during those summer months. I am, however, looking foward to help from the DYS team. The DD's will be at an American international school so I hope the advice will still be valid!!!

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    Your experience reinforces that it is not an either-or situation. smile

    Sorry to hear of teacher sarcasm, as sarcasm is detrimental.
    Unfortunately teachers who are unsupportive are fairly common.

    DYS membership is not necessarily a "recognition" in that it is not an earned award, and is not based on merit, but rather is a source of potential assistance in connecting with support/help for those with a rare intellectual profile.

    Regarding the validity of advice:
    Wherever you are, it is beneficial to become familiar with your applicable education laws and also your school policies.

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    I am so happy for your kid! It is such a relief for mom!

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    I am a newbie in the forum and learning many things.
    My 7yr DS is FSIQ 134 and VS 99.7%
    He is currently in PS and struggling. I really want to help him.

    And DYS required 145+.
    (http://www.davidsongifted.org/Young-Scholars/How-to-Apply/Qualification-Criteria)

    Is there any way he can apply for the program? Many thanks in advance.

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    The numbers you've supplied are not really in the qualifying range for DYS, but that shouldn't stop you from researching other resources, or for advocating for his needs to be met. He does meet criteria for Mensa, which some families have found helpful, and may meet criteria for GT programming in your local district.


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    His math/reading is G4 level but the school does not allow him to move up and he lost interests in the school.

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    He is struggling because class is too easy and school policy is too strict. there�s no differentiated program.

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    He is struggling because class is too easy for him and school policy is too strict. there’s no differentiated program.

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