November 22

How do you advocate for your gifted child?

This is a question I get from parents all the time. They feel lost in the world of education and where to push and how much to push. If you try to read PA Code Chapter 16, it is easy to get lost in the government language that seems to get more confusing as your read further. I have pulled some key concepts about what gifted students are entitled to based on the law:

gifted-program-guidelines-2014 excerpts-from-pa-chapter-16

Also, here is the entire document if you want to dig into it some more:


I wanted to include an article by Paula Prober from her blog Your Rainforest Mind. Through personal reflection and anecdotes she shows that, while it may be difficult at times, advocating for your student is a very important parental role.

If I Can Do It, So Can You — Finding Your Purpose(s)

Before I sign off, I wanted to point out that I have posted a tentative schedule with descriptions for the Spring SEE Seminars for both high school and middle school. Look on the right hand side of the blog to see the folders for information.

I wish all of you a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families.

Valerie Sharir


Posted November 22, 2016 by Ms. Sharir in category Uncategorized

About the Author

I am the Gifted Support Teacher for grades 7-12 at Garden Spot Middle/High School. I also coach the High School Quiz Bowl Team.

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