Off the Scale! or Sherwyn's Progress: Raising a Profoundly Gifted Child

Author: Sarabi, Amanda

Subjects: Gifted Education; Parenting; Identification of Gifted; Testing; Gifted Education/Guidance; Giftedness

ISBN: 978-0-88092-596-9

Latest edition: April 2015

Order code: 5969

Price: $15.00
Website price: $13.00

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"An informative and instructive book for those parents who have just discovered they have a bright spark on their hands.’" – Lyn Kendall, Mensa's Gifted Child Consultant

Sherwyn Sarabi showed remarkable abilities even as a baby. At the age of three, with an IQ of at least 160, he was the youngest member of Mensa, the international high-IQ society. At four years old he was hailed as a genius and a prodigy. He is now five years old with a reading age of fourteen. He is also musically talented; after only three months of lessons, he performed on his violin and recorder for his school’s Easter service.

To help other parents understand the emotional and educational needs of their gifted children, his mother, Amanda Sarabi, a former secondary school teacher, shares her experiences, challenges, and choices. She writes that living with Sherwyn was at times puzzling, confusing, and lonely yet also a continual delight, with “every day an adventure.”

Topics covered in the book include signs of a gifted child, social and emotional traits and needs of gifted children, nurturing the brain from birth to four years old, school versus homeschooling, whether or not to skip a grade, and what it's like to be a parent of a gifted child.

For orders of Off the Scale!  in the UK, payable in pounds sterling, please go to this special page. For orders in the U.S. and elsewhere, stay here.

"An informative and instructive book for those parents who have just discovered they have a bright spark on their hands.’" – Lyn Kendall, Mensa's Gifted Child Consultant

Sherwyn Sarabi showed remarkable abilities even as a baby. At the age of three, with an IQ of at least 160, he was the youngest member of Mensa, the international high-IQ society. At four years old he was hailed as a genius and a prodigy. He is now five years old with a reading age of fourteen. He is also musically talented; after only three months of lessons, he performed on his violin and recorder for his school’s Easter service.

To help other parents understand the emotional and educational needs of their gifted children, his mother, Amanda Sarabi, a former secondary school teacher, shares her experiences, challenges, and choices. She writes that living with Sherwyn was at times puzzling, confusing, and lonely yet also a continual delight, with “every day an adventure.”

Topics covered in the book include signs of a gifted child, social and emotional traits and needs of gifted children, nurturing the brain from birth to four years old, school versus homeschooling, whether or not to skip a grade, and what it's like to be a parent of a gifted child.

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