It's that time of year again where many parents of elementary students and Kindergarteners are in search of the best school for the upcoming school year. Or your child is already in public school and you feel like they are too smart for the classroom, often bored or completing assignments at astronomically fast rates, understanding concepts and asking questions that are well beyond their years.
Many of you have been told by friends, teachers, and others that your child seems quite advanced or even "gifted". As you consider having your child evaluated for giftedness, the following are all of the ins and outs you need to know before he/she takes the test.
If you're interested in having your child tested privately for gifted, contact me at (786) 383-4942 to set up an appointment.
The evaluation takes approximately an hour to an hour and a half and scores are given immediately once testing is completed. Gifted evaluations are $400. The report is completed within the week.
I test children as young as four who will be entering Kindergarten the following school year through adolescents.
Scores do not need to be shared with the school and are kept confidential.
The following information is specific to the Miami Dade County Public School System Process and may not necessarily reflect standards of Broward County or other counties in South Florida.
Procedures for referring for gifted education:
What is Plan B/ Part B?
For more information:
Enrolling your child in school can be an exciting and scary process. Now more than ever, there are so many types of preschools with defined philosophies and practices. A school that makes you feel at home and welcomes your child into their environment while teaching morals, values, social skills, and emphasizes a foundation for their self-esteem and sense of self is a good fit. When creating a list of schools to visit, it is important to keep a list of questions in mind (or in writing) to make sure that this school is the right one for your child.
I've compiled the following questions to help you make an informed decision when deciding the best academic environment to care and teach your child.
If you have any questions or want further guidance, contact me at (786) 383-4942 to schedule a consult.
First- Consider the Logistics of distance.
Second- School Philosophy
Fourth- Parent Involvement
Fifth- Extracurricular Activities
Sixth - Special Needs and Financial Needs
Seventh - Security
Questions to Ask Yourself as You Tour the School
How do you and your child feel when you walk through the gate?
Pay attention to your child’s instincts as a clue to whether the school provides an environment that will support his growth and development.
Do you feel welcome there or like you're intruding?
NAEYC: National Association for the Education of Young Children https://www.naeyc.org/caep/standards
Dr. Eva Benmeleh
I am a licensed clinical child psychologist in Miami . I hope you enjoy the site!
221 West Hallandale Beach Blvd., Suite 202
Hallandale, FL 33009