January 2013 - The Gifted Development Center Newsletter


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The Gifted Development Center
Dear Friends,

We are so happy you are part of our GDC family.  Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter.  We hope the news we share is of interest to you and we are making a difference in your life and the lives of your loved ones.  

We are looking forward to the redesign of our interactive website.  Please share your ideas for features and topics you'd like to see in the future.

We wish the best for you and yours in this new year.

Warmest regards,                                           LogoIconCrop
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Open House and Book Signing 
VSL Book UpsideDown


Don't miss the GDC Book Signing and Open House on January 25th, 5:00-7:00PM! We have a special surprise. In addition to Giftedness 101; Off the Charts: Asynchrony and the GiftedChild; and Picture it! Teaching Visual-Spatial Learners, we just received a shipment of Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learners. Get them while supplies last. This may be our last shipment.


We Met Our Challenge Grant

Thank you to everyone who participated in our fund-raising drive this year. We are grateful to the angels among us who keep the GDC going every year.  It is difficult to raise money for children who appear "advantaged" in a society that doesn't understand what giftedness is all about. We can only ask those who "get it" to help us serve these incredible children. If you are graced with good fortune this year, please remember that that GiftedDevelopment Center relies on your support to provide services and outreach to those who cannot come to us.



On the Road Again!

February 7th and 8th, Linda Silverman will be speaking at the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented Conference (AAGT) in Phoenix at the Black Canyon Conference Center. There will be a book signing for Giftedness 101.    


February 28th and March 1st, Linda will be speaking at the  Nebraska Association for Gifted(NAG) in Omaha. Her keynote address on Friday, March 1st, is "Giftedness 101," which will be accompanied by a book signing.  A cross-over book, Giftedness 101 is published by a psychology textbook publisher, as part of their series of supplementary textbooks for college students. Doctoral students are welcome to attend NAG at half price. Please indicate on the registration form the university you are attending. The only requirement is that students must stay at the conference hotel. The keynote will be followed with a Question & Answer session where students, parents, educators and others can interact with Linda informally.


Giftedness 101 Reviews and Interviews  


The first review of Giftedness 101 was posted on Goodreads on January 12th, by Corin Barsily Goodwin, President of the GiftedHomeschoolers Forum. Thank you, Corin, for the 5-star rating!


This is a really terrific book! I'm really impressed at how much information has been packed into it, how accessible it is (without talking down to the audience), and how well the author has parsed the many key issues in the world of giftedness. Parents and mental health professionals with find this book incredibly useful. I look forward to gushing about it far & wide. I think it is a book that was badly needed and will really fill a niche. ~~Corin Barsily Goodwin


Thanks also to Dr. Leonard Press for his lovely write-up in The VisionHelp Blog on January 3rd.


Linda was interviewed by Diane Kennedy and Rebecca Banks, authors of the wonderful book, Bright, Not Broken, on their internet program, The Coffee Klatch, on January 9th.  Click here to hear the interview.  


Book Signing and Open House
Challenge Grant Met!
On the Road Again
Giftedness 101
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"I experience learning disability only in certain contexts. I experience a learning disability in the context of school, when reading is what people think makes you smart. I don't experience a learning disability in the context of public speaking, because the terms of that environment are not one in which my neurodiversity is a deficit--it is actually an advantage."
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