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Academic Advocacy for Gifted Children: A Parent's Complete Guide Paperback – November 1, 2008
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"(Academic Advocacy for Gifted Children) has an acute sense of the gifted child's emotional sense of being. And as the introduction mentions, a parent's perspective lends a more in-depth and emotional tie to the child and their growth pattern. The social issues and emotional cues were good prompts to pay attention to, not only in a youth, but also in the adult." --Christine Ohtani-Chang, Board Member, Hawaii Gifted Association<br/><br/>"This book a rare combination of intimate frustrations and joys (the commentary from Quinn O Leary), and the step-by-step action guide with many specific examples, is a much-needed resource for parents and for educators. As advocates for gifted students, we can no longer hope and wait. We must act." --Jacquelyn Drummer, President, WI Association for Talented and Gifted<br/><br/>"All the priceless information that it took me years to collect, all in one easy-to-read book! Barbara Gilman pulls together the collective wisdom of decades of parents and professionals, from identification to accommodations to acceleration and beyond...This is the manual we all wish came with our gifted children." --Carolyn K., Hoagiesgifted.org<br/><br/>"The best book I've ever read about advocacy for gifted children. Gilman provides us refreshing nitty-gritty reality, equipping parents and teachers with specific skills to advocate for real children in real schools." --Kathi Kearney, M.A., M.Ed., Gifted education consultant and nationally recognized expert in curriculum for gifted students, home schooling, and assessment of gifted students<br/><br/>"This book is a treasure. It provides the advice parents need...based upon Gilman's professional training, as well as her own experiences as a parent of highly gifted boys. The chapter devoted to teachers is among the best I have seen. If the advice in this book is followed, one could almost guarantee a rewarding education experience for a gifted child." --Karen Rogers, Ph.D., Author of Re-Forming Gifted Education: How Parents and Teachers Can Match the Program to the Child --Jacquelyn Drummer, President, WI Association for Talented and Gifted
"(Academic Advocacy for Gifted Children) has an acute sense of the gifted child's emotional sense of being. And as the introduction mentions, a parent's perspective lends a more in-depth and emotional tie to the child and their growth pattern. The social issues and emotional cues were good prompts to pay attention to, not only in a youth, but also in the adult." --Christine Ohtani-Chang, Board Member, Hawaii Gifted Association
"This book a rare combination of intimate frustrations and joys (the commentary from Quinn O Leary), and the step-by-step action guide with many specific examples, is a much-needed resource for parents and for educators. As advocates for gifted students, we can no longer hope and wait. We must act." --Jacquelyn Drummer, President, WI Association for Talented and Gifted
About the Author
Barbara J. Gilman, M.S., is the Associate Director of the Gifted Development Center in Denver, CO. She holds degrees in Child Development and Psychology, and has extensive experience testing gifted children, making educational recommendations, working with the highly gifted, and gifted children with learning disabilities. A mother of highly gifted sons, she is a veteran of gifted committees, helped create an accelerated charter middle school, and is a popular speaker for parents and teachers on advocacy and classroom accommodations for the gifted.
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Academic Advocacy for Gifted Children-A Parent's Complete Guide is a complete handbook on advocacy, but also a useful resource for parents who are striving to understand their gifted children. Barbara explains that gifted children often experience the world differently, and devotes a generously sized chapter one to this topic. Chapter two is titled, "What Do We Mean By Gifted?" and it covers asynchrony, personality traits, levels of giftedness, and more. Chapter three will be tremendously helpful to those who are still considering testing or assessment, as well as those who are trying to determine what exactly, their child's test results mean. Sometimes it is important to choose the right instrument for testing. Gilman states, "The WPPSI-III can be given to six-year-olds, but the WISC-IV is usually a better choice when the child is likely gifted." My son's score on the WPPSI taken at age six was in the gifted range, but nowhere near what we'd anticipated based upon his developmental milestones. I wish we'd known enough to request the WISC. School administrators tend to assess more kids who are at the lower end of the spectrum, and are not always familiar with how to do things with extremely bright children.
Chapter seven outlines varieties of gifted programs and educational options. Gilman is a proponent of homeschooling, especially for kids who are highly to profoundly gifted. She points out which school programs are more successful for gifted students, and which are not so successful. The further reading suggestions at the end of the chapter include some terrific books, articles, and websites related to gifted education.
The must-read chapter for parents who need help with school advocacy is chapter eight. The author carefully walks the reader through the steps necessary to get academic accommodations in place. She explains, " Parents should trust themselves to assess the level and urgency of their child's needs, and they can wisely consider various alternatives. Sometimes the best choice is to work with the school and the current teacher to provide accommodations; sometimes it is to move to another classroom, grade, or an entirely different school; and sometimes it is best to remove a child form school altogether. There is no benefit to teaching a child to graciously accept being held back. " If advocacy steps don't lead to an appropriate placement, she advises the reader on when to give up, how to look for a better school, and how to get started in homeschooling.
Gilman also interviewed several extraordinary teachers and talked to them at length about how they work with gifted students. These vignettes will be helpful if a parent is still wondering what it would be like to have their child in the care of a motivated teacher who actually enjoys working with bright students.
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