What's New at the Center?

  • Why is it important to know? 
     
    You will gain greater self-awareness. 
    You will be able to develop your gifts for the good of all instead of hiding them to fit in better.
    You will find peers who truly understand you.
  • How is it possible that you see yourself as a lazy not-so-smart slacker and others see you as so-lucky-to-be-gifted? How can your sense of yourself be so different from how others see you?

    Like life in the rain forest, it’s complicated.

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    Click here to watch as Tina Harlow with Guiding Bright interviews Dr. Linda Silverman in Copenhagen, Denmark about what goes on in the mind of a gifted woman.
     

     

  • Did you know Sherlock Holmes’ traits show amazing similarities to our current conception of gifted individuals? Do you know how important the inner experience of giftedness can be in understanding oneself or how race, dyslexia, and giftedness intersect?

  • Introducing our new Director of Qualitative Research, Chris Wells, MSW, author and doctoral candidate in educational psychology. Her dissertation topic is a phenomenological exploration of the experience of parenting stress in parents of children identified as twice-exceptional.

  • Check out all of our Self-Assessment Instruments here!

  • Gifted Development Center (GDC) and Pearson Assessments have developed a new composite score for the WISC-V!

  • Congratulations, Linda Silverman!

  • Advanced Development - a journal on adult giftedness - seeks articles for Volume 17

  • Test

  • All children who develop atypically need assessment. Assessment is essential to detect learning deficits. Early detection enables early intervention. A well-kept secret is that the same developmental rule applies to children who are unusually advanced.
  • We tested a child who didn’t meet the cutoff for the gifted program in his school district; yet, at GDC, he qualified for the Davidson Young Scholar Program, scoring at the 99.9th percentile. How is this possible? When testing for giftedness, false negatives are common. There are endless reasons... read more

  • The Virtues Project is a modern concept with ancient roots. In 1991, Canadian founders, Linda Kavelin-Popov, Dr. Dan Popov and John Kavelin, were feeling much like we are today. They were concerned about senseless violence and knew that the answer rested in the children. They made the decision... read more

  • I have seen a lot of children with test scores in the average range who are anything but average. How can a gifted child get average scores?

  • Have you ever wondered why your child came out of an IQ assessment glowing with excitement, asking, “When can I come back?” If you had bad experiences with testing, this positive reaction might have taken you by surprise. What kind of magic goes on in there?

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