Gifted education is vulnerable everywhere. Optimal Match is an approach to transforming program cuts into enormous gains for kids with gifted and diverse special learning needs.
Some kids are explosive, easily frustrated, and chronically inflexible. You can turn things around by learning to look at their challenging behavior as a clue to skills deficits.
Nicole Schwarz, LMFT, discusses what happens when parents focus on fixing themselves when life at home is chaotic and troubled.
By focusing on a child’s strengths and developing expertise, a Talent Record can keep alive the curiosity and love of learning that motivates giftedness and talent into adulthood.
Kids who develop a positive sleep identity are healthier, happier, more academically successful, and more creative than others. Parents can help make that happen.
Giftedness is not innate. But it does develop, and kids who are intellectually advanced need special learning opportunities that match their ability.
Optimal Match offers an evidence-based solution to meet gifted learning needs equitably.
Categorizing kids by IQ is not the best way to decide who needs gifted education. Better to look for mismatches between ability, subject by subject, and the usual curriculum.
Having a child with ADHD or a spirited temperament can easily lead to family chaos and disconnection. Here are three simple tips that, once they become habits, can change everything.
Conventional gifted education has been described as elitist and racist. Optimal Match meets gifted learning needs and encourages gifted learning more broadly.