New Year, New Mindset

New Year, New Mindset

Gifted kids perceive and think about the world in unique, complex ways.  They are designed to question, probe, understand, explore, and think outside of the box.  They want to know the reasons why something works the way it works and are there other ways to make it work.  They are curious, inquisitive, problem solvers.  And we love this about them.  Except when it interferes with our own plans.

The Question of Testing

The Question of Testing

“Should we get her tested for autism?” I anxiously asked the occupational therapist.  I had been pondering it for months.  Does my daughter have autism?  Doesn’t she?  What explains her behaviors?  Or thinking?  Or who she is?

KBear’s OT answered like a seasoned therapist.  She answered my question with a question.  “What would be your goal in getting the assessments done?”