Feb
18

This Week’s Top Forum Threads

In no particular order . . . Support Groups & Contact Info Fidget Jones Benefits of CTYI Toddler Trouble CTYI Assessment Dealing with Agressive Behaviour Educational Assessment Engineers Week What Have You Learned from Your Children? John Murray Show, Radio 1 mention for Giftedkids.ie Responses from TD’s to Lobbying Letter Starting up a Lego Club … Continue reading »

Feb
10

OT Tips

Great bunch of OT tips from our Forum members! Moulding and rolling play dough into balls – using the palms of the hands facing each other and with fingers curled slightly towards the palm.  Rolling play dough into tiny balls (peas) using only the finger tips. Using pegs or toothpicks to make designs in play … Continue reading »

Feb
10

Things I Learned About Parenting from our Forum Members

Being a parent is like being on a constant learning curve, no one can prepare you for the highs and the lows. This forum has taught me so much, reading your stories and sharing your experiences has made me think again about parenting a gifted child. These are just a few things that I’ve learned … Continue reading »

Feb
07

This Week’s Top Forum Threads

Fidget Jones Diary Launch Webinar Feedback Lack of Supports in School Lobbying Letter to Candidates Starting up Lego Club Oprah Winfrey Special on State of Public Schools in US IRATDE Article Thank God We Live in Ireland Support Groups Best Tips Study Skills for Junior/Leaving Cert Moving To Dublin – Advice? Disruptive in Class – … Continue reading »

Feb
02

Forum Members Draft a Lobbying Letter for TDs

Our forum members have been working hard putting together a lobbying letter for TDs in the forthcoming general election in support of gifted education in Ireland. Here’s the result and a big thank you to one of our members in particular who has driven this initiative. Please feel free to edit this letter to suit … Continue reading »

Jan
31

Giftedkids.ie Webstats 2010

Web stats for Giftedkids.ie in 2010 prove there is a need for gifted education information in Ireland.  72,450 individual visitors visited the Giftedkids.ie site, viewing 567,411 pages. Our biggest month in 2010 was November when we had over 8,100 unique visitors. 2011 looks to be even better as this month we’ve already had over 7,500 … Continue reading »

Jan
24

This Week’s Top Threads on Giftedkids.ie Forum

This week the top discussions are: Parents Board   Visual Spatial Learners Study Skills for Leaving Cert Just for Laughs Twitter Accessing Educational Support Board Disruptive Behaviour in Class NEPS assessment for Behavoural Issues? Dual Exceptionality Board Sensory Processing Aspergers Diagnosis Occupational Therapy Assistance Dogs Teachers Board Identifying exceptinally able students – developing a gifted education policy … Continue reading »