Just updating to say we got our results yesterday morning! I read the email on my phone, standing in line for coffee and felt sick! All was wonderful though
DD did extremely well, and is certainly gifted. Fluid reasoning was her strength (as I was told at the time of testing) and she was very close to that ceiling. Still digesting the report and thinking about what sort of questions to ask! I've already read it twice and need to go through it again to wrap my head around it further. She also scored very high in visual-spatial processing, which was not at all a surprise.
Reading the descriptions of the tests, I can pretty well guess how DD1 would score if tested. She is quite similar to DD3 so I have been able to relate some of the information to her too.
The only thing I can really think to ask at this stage is when to give the information to the school? Who do I give it to (AE teacher, class teacher, head of ELC, learning support teacher?!)? Do I give them the whole report? Do I just email it to them or request a meeting to discuss it when I hand it over? Any of your experiences would be appreciated!! The report is 24 pages long and includes quite a bit about how teachers can help so I guess it would be best to give a copy of the whole report.
I wish I had this for DD1 last year when she was going though issues with her teacher... I would have liked to give her something like this to help advocate for DD1! Luckily she listened to me when I told her it was likely DD1 was bored and not engaged with the content, doesn't learn well by rote, is a visual learner etc, all this is in DD3's report!! Luckily DD1 has a very good teacher this year who is very much like her. I spoke to him a couple of weeks ago and he reiterated that she is a very bright kid and always has her head in a book, sometimes difficult to engage but it is not a problem, it is just her!! So this year she is being accepted and praised for the behaviours that got her into trouble last year... GO FIGURE!!
Any suggestions on how to deliver the report will be gratefully accepted
I tend to over think things a tad, which I am doing now!!
Gifted or not, DD3 and DD1 are having an argument about who eats their boogers...! Kids! Happy school holidays