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Are there iep for gifted children?
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Some districts do
A variety of efforts have sought to have special tracks for gifted students--so-called gate programs, for example, unfortunately, such programs often are expensive and not mandated by state or federal law, so they may be the first to go when times are tight.

In brief: Some districts do
A variety of efforts have sought to have special tracks for gifted students--so-called gate programs, for example, unfortunately, such programs often are expensive and not mandated by state or federal law, so they may be the first to go when times are tight.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: There should be
Most state guidelines would allow for the creation of iep's for gifted children, since they require special stimulation and education to realize full potential, and they can destroy a classroom pretty quickly if bored or frustrated.
Unfortunately most schools are very underfunded, and can barely take care of children who are notably disabled. Some states have them, but very few.

In brief: There should be
Most state guidelines would allow for the creation of iep's for gifted children, since they require special stimulation and education to realize full potential, and they can destroy a classroom pretty quickly if bored or frustrated.
Unfortunately most schools are very underfunded, and can barely take care of children who are notably disabled. Some states have them, but very few.
Dr. Michael Amster
Dr. Michael Amster
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
In brief: No, but options
In some school districts students with special aptitude in various arts & sciences can apply to attend a magnet school rather than the one for which they are zoned.
In our school district there is a lottery because of the number of applicants. Teachers recommend students for testing for the gate program; a child who has an iq of 130 or above qualifies to attend gate classes at his school.

In brief: No, but options
In some school districts students with special aptitude in various arts & sciences can apply to attend a magnet school rather than the one for which they are zoned.
In our school district there is a lottery because of the number of applicants. Teachers recommend students for testing for the gate program; a child who has an iq of 130 or above qualifies to attend gate classes at his school.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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