A growing pain of many learning in-paired families is the much dreaded IEP meets, or as some parents tend to think of them, the fight for their child's extra help in school. Check out this article for tips on having a peaceful meeting!
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It's fantastic to see parents, students and teachers come together to encourage less standardized testing and better education reform!
To speak of giftedness as a disability seems counterintuitive. This is a great article that shows how giftedness is a double edge sword. Quantitatively, giftedness is rather easy to define. A child is considered gifted with an IQ at or around 130—about 30 points higher than those of us with average brains. A gifted student might be so paralyzed by her own perfectionism, say, that she refuses to hand in any assignments. For these “twice exceptional” children, emotional intensity is the evil twin of high intelligence.The separation of the gifted may seem unfair and discriminatory; parents of “regular” kids often wonder why resources and special classrooms are devoted to gifted students. Gifted boys tend to act out much more often than gifted girls. Young males tend to combat their boredom by disrupting the class.Gifted girls, however, are more likely to turn inward. Their silent brooding may be interpreted as nothing more than feminine coquettishness, and their giftedness may be overlooked.
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I remember when I was in school taking Algebra, my teacher would assign problem sets. Sometimes I would workout a problem, showing my work as every teacher likes, only to find I could not get the correct answer. You could go to the back of the book to find the correct answer but there was no way to see where you went astray while working the problem step by step. PhotoMath is a new application that provides you with step by step solutions.
In Indiana there is a bill that is demanding the state pay for training teachers in teaching dyslexic students! Check out this article to read more!
I am currently reading Ben Foss's The Dyslexic Empowerment Program. Within in this book Ben describes what you can do to help your child and not just what dyslexia is. He explains the multitude of strengths that dyslexics have such as, verbal, social, spatial, kinesthetic, visual, mathematical and musical. He describes how to grow these skills in your child, helping him or her to develop self-confidence.