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    I could go into the lengthy and numerous ways in...

    I could go into the lengthy and numerous ways in which your post could be contrued as insulting to people who have little choice but to use child care facilities... and quality ones as has been...
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    I thought I detected an Aussie accent ;) The...

    I thought I detected an Aussie accent ;)

    The reason I asked (since I got the feeling you also wanted to know more in the field) is to let you know (if you didn't already!) that there are some...
  3. Question: Gifted or not

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    You do need to let kids be kids - I'd agree with...

    You do need to let kids be kids - I'd agree with that for sure. However, the school need to meet her needs (full stop). School is designed for the middle 80%, the top 10% and bottom 10% have to fight...
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    In some ways the heading is right Lorraine... we...

    In some ways the heading is right Lorraine... we are *all* experts if we trust our own instincts... but I can see what you mean.

    Your little man is obviously very lucky... and adaptable! ...
  5. Question: IQ Test

    by LouB
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    114 does not classify as gifted (130+) but I...

    114 does not classify as gifted (130+) but I would doubt that the test is a valid IQ test as you state it only took 20 minutes and you were given no subtest results. Processing disorders can...
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    The WIPPSI is designed for kids 2-5 I think...

    The WIPPSI is designed for kids 2-5 I think (verbal). The WISC V is then used after that. Mirica Gross is a saint in the field of Gifted ed.

    I certainly agree with the "Let them be kids"...
  7. Question: Gifted or not

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    Testing usre can be expensive - unfortunately! ...

    Testing usre can be expensive - unfortunately! You could find some of the surveys and checklists online that can show giftedness. Try http://www.hoagies.com or http://gtworld.org/gttest.htm for a...
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    Certainly sounds like giftedness from many of the...

    Certainly sounds like giftedness from many of the descriptions you give (and contrary to what worthbeads has posted, these are not at all "normal" for a typical 5 year old)... unfortunately many...
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