Dr. Chidekel conducts gifted IQ testing for admission to Mirman School and Davidson Institute, in addition to assessing children and adolescents struggling with academic, developmental, emotional, relational, occupational, and behavioral difficulties. Her plans for treatment and modifications for home, work and school are addressed in ways that are specific, comprehensive and proactive.

Through recognizing the different levels and kinds of giftedness, this book provides an insight into the challenges and benefits specific to gifted children with attention difficulties. Explaining why certain children are gifted and how giftedness is manifested, each chapter on a specific topic addresses the relevance for children with AD/HD and Asperger Syndrome. Lovecky guides parents and professionals through methods of diagnosis and advises on how best to nurture individual needs, positive behavior and relationships at home and at school.

Dr. Dahlgren specializes in gifted and talented evaluations, testing for the AAP (Advanced Academic Program), private school admissions evaluations, and kindergarten readiness assessments. She also conducts pschological and educational tests to assess attention, learning, emotional, or psychological problems that may keep children from working to their full potential in school.

Dr. Ellen Littman is a clinical psychologist licensed in New York State, with a focus on high IQ adults and adolescents and specializing in identifying and treating complex presentations of ADHD. Dr. Littman has been recognized by the American Psychological Association as a pioneer in the identification of gender differences in ADHD, with special expertise understanding issues affecting women and girls with ADHD. She also has advanced training in trauma, eating disorders, self-harm, and crisis intervention.

As a clinical psychologist in practice for over 30 years, Gail Post Ph.D. specializes in gifted adults and adolescents. Through private practice, she offers individual, couples, family and group therapy for adults and adolescents; consultation and supervision for treatment professionals; and educational consultation services for gifted children and adolescents. Dr. Post also writes and curates the online blog, Gifted Challenges, which explores the social and emotional aspects of giftedness.

Dr. Hilary Beech specializes in serving gifted, professional, and creative/artistic adults and couples. She has a Stanford MBA and a Berkeley MSEE and has worked in startups, nonprofits, academia, and Fortune 500 companies before becoming a psychologist. She seeks to help her clients develop new ways of relating to themselves and others and experience greater resiliency in facing challenges. She is based out of the San Francisco area.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Joanna Haase Ph.D., MFT, offers tools and information for helping parents raise their gifted child, with a focus on asynchronous development, overexcitabilities, and twice-exceptional.

Lesli Preuss, PhD, is a Licensed Clinical Child and Family Psychologist with more than fifteen years of experience practicing in leading medical centers and schools across six states. She specializes in the treatment of Twice Exceptional (2e) and intellectually-gifted children and adolescents, as well as children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Asperger’s Syndrome, and anxiety-related issues. Dr. Lesli Preuss operates a private practice located in Studio City, CA and she works with families from the greater Los Angeles area on her ranch in Agoura Hills, CA.

Dr. Berman is a licensed, clinical psychologist in Portland, Oregon with over fifteen years of experience working with children and adults with learning, emotional, and behavior challenges. She specializes in psychological testing and evaluation services. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, at hospitals, community mental health clinics, and in private practice, and has experience conducting a range of assessments with children, adolescents, and adults. These have included gifted and twice-exceptional (2e), learning disabilities, neuropsychological, developmental, and comprehensive psychodiagnostic assessments.

Over the past 30 years, Dr. Patty has provided individual, couple, family, and group counseling to gifted and profoundly gifted individuals across the life span, from very young children to people in their elder years. Her therapeutic orientation is holistic with a relationship focus.

Dr. Paula Wilkes, Ph.D is a Coach for Gifted Children and Adults at the Summit Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Wilkes provides cognitive coaching, counseling, and consultation for parents and students on gifted and “twice-exceptional” issues (including sensitivity and intensity). In addition, she is a coach for gifted and twice-exceptional adults.

Dr. Newman offers services such as giftedness assessment, school consultations, therapy for children suffering from anxiety, and serving the needs of gifted or twice-exceptional children and their families. Her practice is located outside of Atlanta in Tucker, Georgia.

Licensed and SENG-certified psychologist Dr. Vula Baliotis, based out of the Los Angeles area, specializes in working with gifted, creative, and highly sensitive youths and their parents. She offers psychotherapy and consultation for children and parents, as well as assessment for twice exceptionality, learning disabilities, and emotional, social, or behavioral difficulties.

Eastside Gifted (ESG) is an inclusive group for parents of gifted kids living on the Eastside of Los Angeles to come together and share support and resources. ESG provides community for individuals raising gifted learners through park days, activities, and parent nights.

This book aims to help parents and teachers not only understand why gifted children are so extreme in their behavior, but also to learn specific strategies to teach gifted children how to live with their intensity. Worksheets, tip sheets, and checklists are included to help parents, teachers, and the students themselves learn to cope with the explosive feelings that often accompany giftedness.

FaCE-LA is a very active, inclusive homeschool support group with book clubs for all ages, a LARP group, frequent field trips and many classes organized by parents. They have park days on the first and third Thursday of every month in Glendale. They request a donation of $30 per family per year, which helps cover the cost of the yearly talent show, two family dances, yearbooks, and more.

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