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- 1. 2+2=5 or 3, 0r When Gifted Just Doesnt Add Up By: Heather Ehlschide
- 2. Congratulations! Your Student is Gifted!
- Who determines giftedness in the school setting?
- What qualifies a child for gifted services?
- When is a child eligible and/or served in their areas of identification?
- Where can I go for help and information?
- Why is important to know that a child is gifted?
- 3. Now for the Hard Part
- If my student is so gifted, what IS the problem?
- 4. Common Difficulties
- Gifted students may struggle with perfectionism.
- Gifted students may struggle with masked disabilities.
- These struggles may lead to underachievement.
- 5. Perfectionism
- The constant demand on ones self or others for perfect, flawless performance
- 6. Perfectionism
- Does it stop the learner from attempting new or difficult tasks?
- Does it create problems in relationships with others, especially peers?
- 7. Perfectionism
- Is persistent, disabling fear evident in the learner?
- Is the learner able to use this trait as healthy motivation?
- 8. Masked Disabilities
- Gifted students may be twice exceptional
- Being gifted does not preclude one from having a learning disability or other impairments such as ADHD
- 9. Masked Disabilities
- Just as giftedness often masks disabilities, disabilities may also mask gifts
- Search diligently for hidden talents within your student, especially if they have known disabilities
- 10. Masked Disabilities
- Resources are available to meet the needs of students who require services on both ends of the special needs spectrum
- 11. Masked Disabilities
- Although school counselors, teachers, and other school personnel may be helpful, a medical doctor is also an important resource
- 12. Compounded Issues
- Sometimes, the issues that have already been discussed may lead to other concerns
- 13. Underachievement
- To fail to achieve the approximate level of performance, especially in school studies, commensurate with ones abilities as indicated by tests
- 14. Underachievement
- Situational: occasional occurrences when difficulty emerges
- Chronic: recurring difficulties with regard to performance over time
- 15. Underachievement
- Situational underachievement may be addressed through short term counseling and or additional supports as warranted by the circumstances
- 16. Underachievement
- Chronic underachievement may take more intense counseling, family counseling, and direct intervention in areas such as the students executive function capacity or medical services to address a disability
- 17. Executive Function: What Is It?
- Executive Function is the ability to do all that it takes to keep your mind on what you are doing in order to accomplish a given task.
- 18. Executive Function: Examples
- Outcome Prediction
- Time Management
- Impulse Control
- 19. Tools To Enhance Executive Function
- Bulletin or Dry Erase Boards
- Knowledge of learning style
- Frequent, consistent communication with school personnel
- 20. What Now?
- Many students who deal with the issues discussed suffer in their social and/or emotional development
- 21. Emotional Fallout
- Lack of confidence
- Lowered self-esteem
- Feelings of inadequacy or helplessness
- 22. Support without Enabling
- Set and maintain high expectations to exhibit confidence in ability
- Acknowledge and reward effort, not just end results
- 23. Support without Enabling
- Provide routine and structure to promote feeling of security
- Stay positive and focused and avoid pity parties
- 24. Support without Enabling
- Communicate with parents and school counselors in regard to seeking professional counseling and/or medical attention if a downward spiral continues or worsens despite efforts to improve
- 25. Social Difficulties
- Feelings of isolation
- Rejection by peers
- Lack of connection
- Missed opportunities
- 26. Interject without Interfering
- Network with others to find appropriate groups in which your child might participate
- 27. Interject without Interfering
- Make your classroom a haven for your student and peers with whom he/she is able to connect
- Promote a safe and nurturing learning environment for students
- 28. Is This My Student?
- Poor test performance
- Achieving at or below grade-level expectations in one or all of the basic skill areas: reading, language arts, mathematics
- Daily work frequently incomplete or poorly done
- Superior comprehension and retention of concepts when interested
- 29. Is This My Student?
- Low self esteem
- Problems with peer groups
- Trouble accepting responsibility for failure
- Trouble acknowledging facts of circumstances
- Denial of failure
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