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Mohammed, Amra – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
Twice-exceptional (2E) students are those who demonstrate a gift or talent in one or more areas and have a disability in another area. One identifying characteristic of 2E children is asynchronous development, or the display of unusual talent or maturity in one or more areas alongside a struggle to develop in other areas. Asynchronous development…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Children, Gifted
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Ragatz, Carolyn; Ragatz, Zach – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
Why encourage children to play board games? In the increasing disconnect of our digital lives, playing games provides a way to connect and relate with others on a human level. Strategy and role-playing games provide intellectual challenges and stretch creativity to keep the gifted mind engaged in solving problems. At the same time, the players…
Descriptors: Games, Role Playing, Gifted, Children
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Nestor, Olga; Moser, Christy Szczech – Journal of Occupational Therapy, Schools & Early Intervention, 2018
This review will explore the importance of play and its impact on the health and well-being of children of all ages. Evidence that supports the importance of play will be highlighted. Additional resources will be provided to assist parents, caregivers, and professionals on how to utilize play strategies in the everyday experiences of children.
Descriptors: Play, Child Health, Well Being, Occupational Therapy
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Koenderink, Tijl; Hovinga, Femke – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
"Falling out" of education is a rampant problem among gifted children and adults in the Netherlands. An educated guess is that one-third of the gifted adults are unhappy with where they are in their lives and careers. This article discusses ways in which parents or teachers can make a difference by seeing the whole gifted child, creating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academically Gifted, Dropout Prevention, Dropouts
Reade, Andrea – National Center on Improving Literacy, 2017
Taking part in literacy experiences at home can develop your child's reading ability, comprehension, and language skills. Activities that you can engage in at home include: joint reading, drawing, singing, storytelling, reciting, game playing, and rhyming. You can tailor activities to your child's age and ability level, and can incorporate…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Skills, Writing Skills, Language Skills
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Chilton, Helen – Deafness & Education International, 2017
Recent years have seen a significant interest in Theory of Mind (ToM), the specific groups in which it may be restricted and the opportunities which might enhance or suppress development. Previous studies have identified gaps in the literature concerning ideas for intervention and strategies which may augment the development of ToM skills.…
Descriptors: Deafness, Theory of Mind, Fiction, Picture Books
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Fleury, Veronica P. – Young Exceptional Children, 2015
The presence of a developmental disability has been associated with failures in learning to read (Landgren, Kjellman, & Gillberg, 2003). Given that children with disabilities are at higher risk for reading difficulties, it is especially important that they receive repeated opportunities to develop emergent skills--particularly oral language,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Reading Aloud to Others, Child Behavior
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Yamada, Sylvia – Parenting for High Potential, 2015
Meeting the needs of gifted students is challenging even in traditional contexts and settings. Well-known issues include a limited choice of schools, underrepresentation of certain populations, and, often, the lack of facilities and support for high-ability students. Imagine, then, the further complexities of high-ability Third Culture Kids (TCKs)…
Descriptors: Gifted, School Choice, Student Mobility, Cultural Influences
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Smutny, Joan Franklin – Parenting for High Potential, 2015
One of the most common questions the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) receives from parents is, "How should I advocate for my child in the classroom?" Dr. Joan Smutny first tackled this topic for "Parenting for High Potential" in 2002, but her practical, step-by-step approach is still very applicable today. Some…
Descriptors: Gifted, Children, Parent School Relationship, Advocacy
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, 2015
Parents experiencing homelessness may be struggling to enroll and keep their children in school. If they have a child with special needs, they may have even more challenges to make sure their child receives the help she needs. This brief helps parents with the following concerns and offers resources for additional assistance: (1) not knowing who…
Descriptors: Parent Student Relationship, Disabilities, Homeless People, Special Education
DeGarmo, John – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015
"Helping Foster Children in School" explores the challenges that foster children face in schools and offers positive and practical guidance tailored to help the parents, teachers and social workers supporting them. Children in care often perform poorly at school both in terms of their behavior and their academic performance, with many…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Children, Academic Failure, Trauma
PACER Center, 2015
Individuals who serve as surrogate parents fulfill an important role in the life of a child with a disability. Surrogates have become increasingly important in special education because a growing number of children are living outside their family for some period of their lives. Like parents, surrogates of children with disabilities are granted a…
Descriptors: Training, Disabilities, Special Education, Decision Making
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Bishop, Shannon; McCallum, Cheryl – Journal of Applied Research on Children, 2014
This article presents an overview of family learning at the Children's Museum of Houston. Based on educational theory, and designed to support learning literacy and success in school, Museum programs provide parents with tools to help them nurture children's intellectual development. The goal of this work is for parents to become better prepared…
Descriptors: Parents as Teachers, Museums, Cognitive Development, Child Development
Healthy Schools Network, Inc., 2013
States compel children to attend school; in fact, 98% of all school-age children attend schools--irrespective of conditions. Yet the environmental conditions of decayed facilities or facilities close to hazards can damage children's health and ability to learn. At the same time, it is well documented that healthy school facilities can help…
Descriptors: Health Insurance, Risk, Public Health, Diseases
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Wilson, Hope E.; Gaa, John – Parenting for High Potential, 2013
Many parents are in search of ways to best encourage their gifted children in the arts. As arts programs receive less financial and administrative support from the public school systems, parents are seeking additional resources. This article will provide a beginning point for parents to support artistic development for gifted children, based upon…
Descriptors: Parenting Styles, Child Rearing, Art Education, Art Activities
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