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Volume #4   Issue #9

ISSN: 0219-7642    Jan 22, 2006

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I Wanted To Change The World
By Unknown Monk, 1100 A.D.

When I was a young man, I wanted to change the world.

I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation.

When I found I couldn't change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn't change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family.

Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world.

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Dealing with the "Finicky Eater" Child
By Dr. Jennifer Sowle


Q1: My son, Thomas is aged 7.5 years. No problem at home but at school has difficulty keeping quiet, wants to answer the questions all the time, doesn't let others have a chance, labeled through out school as disruptive. Attained top level in local sat tests, excellent observational skills, memory and have keen interest in nature. I don't think he is being stretched enough at school and have approached them about this. Need some advice about who we could see that may help us.

A: Find Dr. Sandhu's answer on Under-challenged gifted child

Q2: I noticed there was a post about Terra Nova testing. In seventh grade; I was tested with the lengthy test, and I still remember it. I was in special education and received more time. So far; I am through the process for getting tested for an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Since, I did have many delays and language delays when younger. I still display difficulties today.

Still yet, my point is; I scored a 96 national percentile on Mathematics. Does this determine eligibility for being gifted?

A: Read Dr. Sandhu's answer on double-labeled gifted children

Q3: My daughter has entered 8th grade this September, she has been put into a Reading/Writing Lab based on her Terra Nova test results (score 682) from 7th grade, that this is an academic intervention. Yet, she was an honor roll student 3 out of 4 semesters and her year end average was 93%....should I been concerned? And can someone please explain to me what is Terra Nova score actually means? 

A: See Dr. Sandhu's answer on The Terra Nova score

Q4: My girl is 5.1 yrs old and she has been confirmed to be gifted with the overall performance score at 135 (verbal - 135 and performance - 126). She is also confirmed to have eye tracking problem. However, she doesn't like reading and sometimes she cannot do simple calculation such as one digit add one digit or one digit minus one digit. May I know whether she is a disable gifted?

A: See Dr. Sandhu's answer on Gifted with learning disability



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How does your child learn?
Journal Star Jan 13, 2005

if you are among the hundreds of parents who wonder what to do with your distracted, disorganized, not-performing-to-potential, rather-doodle-than-take-notes kid who day after day comes home with a planner devoid of writing and "ouch" notes from teachers because she once again has not turned in her homework - (which you know is completed) ... perhaps what you have is a "unique learner"....

Boost your child's brainpower Jan 17, 2006

TAKING fish oil each day dramatically improves children's schoolwork and concentration, according to research. But with so many products on sale, how do you know which supplement to buy?

Most children will learn on their own
Exeter News Jan 17, 2006

Parents of young children have access to a great deal of information about how children learn and develop. The results of new studies on brain development are frequently reported in the media.

New Parenting Tool by Joyful Genius Stimulates Brain, Builds Confidence in Children Jan 19, 2006

"Early sound stimulation triggers brain activity that can positively shape a child's psychological and emotional development," says Dr. John Mike, author of "Brilliant Babies Powerful Adults: Awaken The Genius Within" and president of Joyful Genius.

Iodised Salt
Graphic Ghana Jan 18, 2006

A UNICEF study has shown that a large number of Ghanaian children are denied iodated salt. Consequently, the children are losing between 10 and 15 points of IQ (Intelligence Quotient) and this gives room for concern.

Science Journal: How nurture overrides kids' nature Jan 16, 2006

For almost as long as scientists have pondered how nature and nurture shape personality, intelligence, health and other traits, they've assumed that each contributes some percentage to the trait. Maybe intelligence is 55 percent genes and 45 percent environment. 


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