contact us if you
are aware of others.
contribuer à l'édition de cette page en partageant avec nous
des informations ou votre expérience, prière d'entrer en
contact avec nous.
Children's Association of B.C serves all of B.C. with
chapters in Armstong, Central Okanagan, Central Vancouver Island, Coquitlam,
Delta, Langley, North Shore, Richmond, Shuswap, South Island, Surrey-White
Rock, Powell River-Texada, Vancouver, Vernon Their brochure
and membership application are in this pdf file.
They are trying out a new "community"
web site , sign on and participate in the forums, and chat room even if
you are from out of province.
The GCABC has a 1-800 #
call 1-877-707-6111 and a volunteer will respond.
Association for Bright Children Alberta
has a very active gifted association which includes charter schools for
gifted and organizations in Calgary, Edmonton, St. Albert and Drumheller
Action for Bright Children (CABC) have their new website here with
information on local programs and a forum for Alberta issues
for Bright children Our current link is not responding,
please contact us if you have any information
Association for Bright Children
Ontario has a new updated website with information
on local chapters and their meetings and lots of Ontario links
Gifted a site for parents of Gifted Children in Ontario to share
information. Comprehensive links to Ontario resources.
Quelques parents qui ont décidé de s'unir pour essayer de
sensibiliser la population à la douance. Pour le moment ,
un groupe de support. Ce dernier étant bien nécessaire, car
il n`existe pas de ressources officielles au Québec pour les enfants
surdoués. Pour le moment, l' association et la site internet diffusent
en francais seulement, mais ils pensent être en mesure d'offrir des
services bilingues dans un avenir raisonnable.
ministère de l'Education du Québec ne reconnaît pas
la douance. Il existe bien quelques écoles privées pour enfants
talentueux, pas nécessairement surdoués, ou encore des écoles
publiques avec programme international, mais sans plus.
Brunswick Association for Bright Children
and Labrador Association for Gifted Children
Newfoundland and Labrador also have an online
discussion forum for parents
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your school is advising you that they will be testing or assessing your
child to include them in a program or to decide if they are gifted
you need to check out these pages of
test FAQs from Gifted and Talented World which include links
and test descriptions. The article on the Wechsler
Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC) includes the citation
from Dr. Wechsler himself explaining that his test is only designed for
populations from 70- 130 IQ . We have recently added a link to the site
of Nelson publishing, the publisher of the Canadian
Cognitive Abilities Test (CCAT) and will be adding information about
parent experiences with this test as we receive them.
Davidson Institute for Talent Development in the United States has
a great link site for information on almost all tests used to assess gifted
children. Parents should especially note the article on assessing
highly gifted children which outlines the pros and cons of the various
Bertie Kingore has published numerous books and articles concerning
portfolio identifcation of gifted students. Her website has articles and
links to her books. Her work is valid for young gifted children and
takes into account cultural backgrounds and influences.
The Council For Exceptional
Children has a number of searchable areas on testing and assesment.
The main test search site at ERIC
/AE test locator will give you a short description of the test and
information on who publishes it http://ericae.net/testcol.htm
advised that many Canadian schools commonly waste resources reassessing
these children each year. Especially inappropriate are group screening
devices which offer schools no information which would support individual
children's needs. While children's results occasionally go up, there is
no valid reason to assume their results will drop in future years, short
of traumatic injury or disease. Our children should not be subject to retesting
at the whim of educators unless the tests are designed to demonstrate or
support particular modifications these children may need.
be advised that norms for some tests are different from country to country.
A child who has been tested outside of Canada may not achieve the same
results when the test is repeated in Canada. Depending on where the
original test was done, the scores may be higher or lower.
do we go from here?
to this site since we started it last spring has been great. Now
we would like to act on input from any of you who use the site. What
information do you need? Do you need a forum for discussing gifted
ed in Canada? Do you need more info on testing, homeschooling, things
that work for kids, parents, comments on when to act, info on advocacy,
help with lesson plans, what? Is there a great resource in your province,
district, school? What are the common concerns we have all across
the country. A lot of our interest in cross Canada concerns has been
sparked by the special needs review comments from parents of gifted children
across B.C. The B.C. issues point to support of Ministry of Education
policy, but concern about the fact the policy is not well implemented,
and that there are very disturbing gaps in the understanding of gifted
children. You can read a lot of the B.C.
teacher, district and parents comments here
is happening in gifted ed across the country? A lot of us move, and
we want to know the programs we had set up for our children can be duplicated
in other provinces. Please share any info on your provincial policy or
experiences and we will post it (anonymously if you wish).
let us know your comments about the site as well, should we switch
to frames? (we have stayed away so far because we aren't sure what equipment
most of you are using) Should we split information up into
age ranges? Can you find info the way the site is organized? Do you
want a space where your children can contribute their stories, poems ideas?
Can anyone help us find information that will give support to first nations
families with gifted children? This month we really want your input!
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wish someone had told me!
With forty-five years of experience
as a highly gifted child and fourteen years of parenting them I wish someone
had exposed me to the following thoughts years ago.