Mathematics/'gifted'???

Emily - posted on 02/14/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Has anyone noticed any unusually advanced skills in their apraxia child? it's like my 6 yr old's brain rerouted his speech into math ability. We just found he can do double-digit adding and subtracting in his head. What do I do with that?? I hate for him to lose it by ignoring it, but we have no gifted programs, he's socially not ready to 'skip' a grade...but he also reads at a 2nd grade level (he's in Kind)?? Has anyone had this experience?

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Jennifer - posted on 03/04/2010

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how is he reading at such a higher level when he can't sound out the words correctly? I'm just wondering, because my 3 yr old has this, and I also help in my daughter's k classroom and I know the kids with speech delays also have literacy delays

Jennifer - posted on 02/14/2010

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I did hear that the unusually bright kids have apraxia.!!?? My oldest boy could do decimal point addition and subtraction, even with negative numbers in kindergarten, and read ahead too. Now he is in grade nine, and doing very well,but I am glad we didn't push him forward... good to stay with peers. Just get extra books from the library, computer games, etc... he has enough to deal with the apraxia. It is ok to be smart, it will help him through, and he will be intelligent to keep himself stimulated even if school is sorta easy in a few subjects. Can always get harder books and extra math! He will have more leeway to work on his apraxia issues. That is my opinion.

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