What's New at the Center?

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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.”

  • 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

  • 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?
  • By Betty Maxwell

     

    1. “I’m Going on a Picnic.”  Play games that involve auditory memory, such as “I’m Going on a Picnic.”  The first person says, “I’m going on a picnic, and I’m going to bring an ___________” (e.g., apple, armadillo, albatross, etc.—anything that begins with “a.”)  The second... read more
  • Keynote address for 9th International Congress on The Theory of Positive Disintegration, St. Charles, IL, July 24, 2010
     
  • In a recent post-test conference, a father said, “I’m a big picture guy” and proceeded to ask throughout the conference how both giftedness and our recommendations would affect his daughter’s life now and in the future.  This brief Big Picture is for that loving father and parents like him.

  • Betty Maxwell, M.A.

     

  • Are you gifted if no one can see it? Some would say no, you are only gifted when you do something others deem remarkable.

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