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"Supporting giftedness throughout the life cycle..."

Since 1979, The Gifted Development Center (GDC), a service of the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development, has served as a resource center for developmentally advanced children and their parents, and for gifted individuals of all ages.

We provide in-depth assessment, counseling, consulting services and innovative materials. GDC provides true expertise and experience with gifted issues and the unique perspective of looking at giftedness from the inside--as advanced awareness and emotional intensity--as well as often being out-of-sync with the rest of the world.

We have helped over 5,000 families better understand and nurture their children's development. Parents have learned about their own giftedness as well. We have the only journal on adult giftedness, Advanced Development Journal, which has brought greater self-awareness to parents.

Read more about our Director's and Center's testing experience

The Staff of the Gifted Development Center

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Counseling efforts focus on:

  • acknowledgment of giftedness and exploration of its full implications
  • being gifted and female
  • career and educational choices
  • dealing with psychological issues from a gifted viewpoint
    reversing underachievement patterns
  • dealing with the unique issues of gifted adults, teens and children, including "2-E," or twice exceptional learners



We have a number of resources available to assist your journey in giftedness or raising gifted children. These include books, articles and tapes. Please visit this link to visit our online store!

Visual-Spatial Learners

An overwhelming majority of the gifted prefer a visual-spatial learning style. We offer tips for parents, teachers, and students themselves in our articles and books on this topic.

For a listing of free, downloadable articles on the visual-spatial learner concept, click here.

Visit our sister site, Visual-Spatial Resource for more!


Read what others have written us about their experiences with the Gifted Development Center's services and products!


* DISCLAIMER:  At the Gifted Development Center, we are skilled at working with the entire range of giftedness, including profoundly gifted, and with children from 3 1/2 through adolescence. We also work with gifted adults. We have expertise in diagnosing learning disabilities. However, we do NOT have expertise with severe attentional deficits, autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Delay, or severe emotional problems, such as manic depression, schizophrenia, etc. Specialists in these areas should be sought, if applicable.


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Copyright 1997 - 2013, Linda Kreger Silverman, Ph.D.
Gifted Development Center

A Service of the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development
8120 Sheridan Blvd., Suite C-111, Westminster, CO 80003-6146
1-888-GIFTED1 (Continental US only) * 303-837-8378
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