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Stick Figure Drawings as a Gifted Test
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Stick Figure Drawings as a Gifted Test

How do you know if you have a gifted child? There are signs that can tell you if you do have a gifted child. There may be signs of a higher order of intelligence or unusually mature behavior that may or may not be easily observed. However, there is another sign, often overlooked but just as valid as a clue to giftedness: drawing. Research into giftedness has...

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Does Your Gifted Kid Have Leadership Characteristics?
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Does Your Gifted Kid Have Leadership Characteristics?

You have a gifted child, but is he or she a leader? She exhibits those traits that characteristically represent giftedness. The behaviors may include an advanced vocabulary and an ability to conceptualize and express unusual ideas.  Your child has an intellectual curiosity about things and asks you a lot of questions. You can see a wide range of interests and passion for some subject. She...

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How Private Schools Influence Children Later in Life
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How Private Schools Influence Children Later in Life

There is always discussion on whether a child is better off attending a private or public school. Each has its advantages. Public schools in affluent communities offer attractive programs, but those in lower income areas in many cases do not. Many different characteristics are constantly being compared to see which venue is better for developing a child’s education. But what about the long term? What...

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Characteristics of Autism Which Reflect Giftedness
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Characteristics of Autism Which Reflect Giftedness

Autism, long perceived as a negative, is now being viewed as a representation of the strengths and interests uniquely suited to workplace success for autistic people. There is no doubt that autistic children are dysfunctional in many environments. Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have difficulty with language and emotional development. They have trouble communicating with others in a “socially acceptable” way. They have trouble...

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Why Gifted Children Often Feel Too Much Pressure
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Why Gifted Children Often Feel Too Much Pressure

There has been a lot of research on how parents deal with gifted children. There has also been research on how educational systems address the needs of children who show extreme intelligence or ability in some field of study. Sometimes the system works. Sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes parents do the right thing, and sometimes they don’t. How do you know you are really nurturing your...

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Summer Programs to Keep the Gifted Mind Active
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Summer Programs to Keep the Gifted Mind Active

Summer is a great time for gifted children to explore opportunities outside of school to do things that get them excited and allow them to pursue their own special interests. There are many alternatives to choose from when deciding what kind of program you want for your children. There are community camps, academic programs and residential camps. There are opportunities to develop musical skills. There...

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5450 Churchwood Drive
Oak Park, CA 91377
 
(805) 200-3087
 
info@oakcrestacademy.org
 
Our Oak Park location opened in September 2014. We are currently accepting applications. Interested families should e-mail or call us to schedule a tour.

 

 

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5429 Lindley Ave.
Tarzana, CA 91356
 
(818) 302-0808
 
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Our Tarzana location is scheduled to open in September 2016. Interested families should email or call us to schedule a tour.

 

Pasadena Campus

 

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Our Pasadena location is scheduled to open in 2017-18 school year. Interested families should email or call us to be placed on our interest list.

 

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