Molly - posted on 02/04/2009 ( 46 moms have responded )
I've been asking around for resources as I'm trying to figure out what to do with my kids in public schools. Thought it might be a good idea to put all sorts of resouces into one thread so they're easier to find? (Please excuse any typos - I'm cutting and pasting pieces from other places.)
Here's a start:
From Debrorah Ruf's office:
A book that we highly recommend that may answer your questions about working with the schools: Academic Advocacy for Gifted Children, by Barbara Gilman, published by Great Potential Press.
Other parents who have gone through the same thing you have are usually very good at giving suggestions. The MCGTdotnet listserv is only for MCGT members, but the Mensa BrightKids listserv is open to anyone. The MCGT is an advocacy group for gifted kids, so you could probably find lots of support there. (www.mcgt.net)
Dr. Ruf is a specialist in the SB5's use and interpretation with bright children and, in fact, she wrote the High Ability Assessment Bulletin for the SB5. (http://www.educationaloptions.com/sb5-as...) Her reports are very clear and take away any score confusion for both you and the school because she explains how scores from this test compare to other tests with which the educators may be more familiar.
Dr. Ruf's book, "Losing Our Minds: Gifted Children Left Behind." In the book, Dr. Ruf talks about the different levels of giftedness and includes illustrations of gifted children's behaviors as told by their parents. The book is available on-line at www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0910707707/educationaloptions,
And these are from Ellen: