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How Autism Can Be Hidden by Giftedness
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How Autism Can Be Hidden by Giftedness

Prodigies continue to amaze us. We are all astonished at the three-month-old who is speaking to siblings or the seven-year-old whose paper was accepted for publishing, or the young vocalist with the perfect pitch, or the young artist whose work is being shown at the local galleries. We admire the young student who has devised a new math discipline or the chef/scientist who understands the...

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Therapy Animals for Twice Exceptional Children
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Therapy Animals for Twice Exceptional Children

Gifted children are often twice-exceptional. Intellectual prowess sometimes comes with emotional or developmental obstacles. Highly intelligent children can also have problems with reading or speaking, have emotional disorders, be lonely, anxious or depressed. The treatment for these conditions can be complex and may require the involvement of professionals in many different disciplines. One of the simplest treatments can also be one of the most effective....

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Understanding Your Child’s ADHD Diagnosis
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Understanding Your Child’s ADHD Diagnosis

All children love to be active and play with other children. In school, many of them are impatient, restless and still want to be active. A few will act out, lack focus or attentiveness, or exhibit some behavioral issues. Some of these children will be diagnosed with ADHD. What constitutes a diagnosis of ADHD? How is it measured? And what does it mean for the...

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Providing Your Gifted Child With Emotional Support
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Providing Your Gifted Child With Emotional Support

The emotional needs of gifted children often come as a surprise to parents. In some instances, it is a child’s emotional or social struggles that first bring a child’s giftedness to their attention. When you consider the effects of being able to think well beyond your years while still balancing the expectations of being a child, it is no wonder that your gifted child may...

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Challenges Faced by Highly Gifted Students and Solutions for Support
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Challenges Faced by Highly Gifted Students and Solutions for Support

On the outside, highly gifted students seem to have it all together. After all, soaring test scores, academic accomplishments and creative talents tend to stand out. Yet, children with high intelligence often encounter difficulties in school and at home that are unique to their peers. As a parent, recognizing and knowing how to handle these challenges will help you build your child’s confidence as they...

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How to Help Your Gifted Student Reach Their Full Potential
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How to Help Your Gifted Student Reach Their Full Potential

Researcher David Lubinski, a renowned psychologist at Vanderbilt University has been studying gifted adolescents and teens since the 1970’s. He has learned much about this exceptional population. His research has generated more than 300 research articles and papers. Lubinski and his colleagues conducted a long-running longitudinal study of more than 5,000 gifted 12-year-olds. They followed these individuals throughout their education and lives. Many of them went on...

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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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