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    Having a gifted kid is confusing. Glad to help however I can.

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    Originally Posted by OHGrandma
    GS8 just got a WEP, Written Education Plan. That's what they do for the gifted kids in our school. A little late, but better than never.
    "Chicken Dance" is slang for subject acceleration when the school doesn't line up all Math at once, so that a kid must leave one room to go to another in a kind of disruptive and non-natural way.

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    What does this acronym mean? Here are a few more gifted, 2e, and educational acronyms and phrases which are not on the roundup of Hoagies' list of acronyms and abbreviations at the time of this post:

    ABA - Applied Behavior Analysis (see BCBA)

    ABIQ - Abbreviated Battery IQ, based on routing subtests.

    ADOS - Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule

    ADS - Asynchronous Development Syndrome
    (Read it here)

    ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorder

    BACB - Behavior Analyst Certification Board (see BCBA)

    BCBA - Board Certified Behavior Analyst (see BACB)

    CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    CFT, CFIT - Culture Fair Test, Culture Fair Intelligence Test (Wikipedia page)

    CHIPs - Children of High Intellectual Potential
    (Read it here)

    CPS - Collaborative Problem SolvingŪ
    (Read it here)

    crystallized intelligence - acquired knowledge and experience, as seen in vocabulary, general information, analogies

    DI - Destination ImagiNation

    DITD - Davidson Institute for Talent Development

    dox, doxing, doxxing - searching for and publishing private or identifying information about (a particular individual) on the Internet, typically with malicious intent. Note that Board Rules disallow this on the Gifted Issues Discussion Forum: "Remember that this is a public forum. This is not a diary or a private journal. Try not to post any information that will allow others to identify you, your children, or anyone else."

    DSM, DSM-5 - Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental disorders, published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). 5th Edition, 2013.

    DYS - Davidson Young Scholar

    EBRW - Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

    EF - Executive Function

    EFD - Executive Function Disorder

    ELA - English Language Arts

    ERB - Educational Records Bureau
    Admission/Achievement assessments, typically used in private schools.

    ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Languages

    FBA, FBAs - Functional Behavior Assessment(s)

    fluid intelligence - innate intelligence, as seen in pattern recognition, abstract reasoning, problem solving, puzzles

    FSY - full school year

    G, g factor - general intelligence

    Gc - crystallized intelligence

    Gf - fluid intelligence

    HALT - Hungry, Angry, Lonely, Tired. Possible triggers for negative behavior, meltdowns, or tantrums. SENG article

    HYPSM - Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, MIT. 5 prestigious US colleges. urban dictionary

    MAP - Measures of Academic Progress. An assessment by Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA).

    NRT - Norm-Referenced Test

    NT - Neurotypical, or neurologically typical

    OOD - Out Of District

    OST - Out-of-School Time

    PYD - Positive Youth Development

    SES - Socioeconomic Status. SES may correlate with educational outcomes; An aim of common core is to have equal outcomes.

    SIG - 1) Summer Institute for the Gifted (summer camps offered by
    . . . .2) Special Interest Group (American Mensa SIGs)

    SLP - Speech Language Pathologist

    SOAR - is an acronym for helping students to remember study skills:
    Set goals,
    Ask questions,
    Website here:

    SPD - Sensory Processing Disorder

    SSA - single subject acceleration, usually Math or English Language Arts (ELA)

    VC, VCI - Verbal Comprehension, Verbal Comprehension Index (part of IQ test)

    WM, WMI - Working Memory, Working memory Index (part of IQ test)

    YS, YSP - Young Scholar, Young Scholars' Program (see: Davidson Young Scholar)

    ZPD - zone of proximal development. Explained on wikpedia here. ERIC report here.

    CoolMomTech article: "99 texting acronyms and phrases that every parent should know", July 14, 2014

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    My son in Colorado has an APL (advanced learning plan) has goals, but no real power to get him there.

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