What's New at the Center?

  • I would like to propose a cure for height. Height is a social construction that provides unfair advantage to tall people.

  • A new form has been added to our GDC Forms resource to help identify gifted traits in adults. Take a look!

  • In honor of our 35th anniversary, we launched our new website! Its development involved a great deal of soul searching and led to the reconceptualization of the Gifted Development Center.

  • Gifted children have positive social development when they are respected in their families; when their parents value the inherent worth of all human beings; when they find true peers of similar ability at an early age; and when they interact with the mainstream after they have developed a strong... read more

  • Check the degree to which each of the following traits fits you.

  • Indeed, the remarkable emphasis on the school as an agent of socialization makes one wonder if anyone really cares about the development of these children’s abilities or if all that is important is whether they fit in!

  • Michael Davis left us May 6th, 2015. A few days later, I opened the May issue of The Sun, and was greeted with excerpts from Eckhart Tolle’s book, Stillness Speaks. Not a coincidence. Years ago, Michael Davis gifted me with Tolle’s The Power of Now. Looking back, I realize that he was saying, “... read more

  • Families in Northern California had been waiting a year for the Gifted Development Center (GDC) to come back to the Bay Area to test children. But there was no place to test them and the hotel rates were outrageous.

  • Last week the Gifted Development Center changed the life of my 10-year-old grandson, “James.”

  • Over 25 years ago we took our two sons, Charlie and Adam, to the Gifted Development Center for testing. That was when Linda introduced me to the article, “The Gifted Woman as Impostor” published in Advanced Development (Bell, 1990), based on Pauline Clance’s (1985) The Imposter Phenomenon. The... read more

  • Most of these employees are gifted and some are highly gifted. I spoke with Linda about the women I was seeing in our Women Moving Forward® workshop. They acted as if they were just lucky to be employed by these companies and worried that if their companies found out who they really were they... read more

  • This past summer in California, we piloted our NEW testing package, the QQA (Qualitative AND Quantitative Assessment). This is the most comprehensive way of understanding your gifted child. This state-of-the-art combination of assessment methods allows your children to demonstrate their... read more

  • Advanced Development – a journal on adult giftedness – seeks articles for Volume 15.

  • Betty Maxwell, M.A.


    This magical technique takes advantage of the natural ability of visual-spatial children to hyperfocus.

    1. Is his writing posture awkward (like a scrunched up pretzel)?
    2. Does he hold his pencil strangely? 
    3. Can you see the tension run through his hand, arm, furrowed brow?
    4. Does it take him much longer to write than anyone else his age?