Goal:  Communicate bona fide characteristics, behaviors and needs to all stakeholders including parents, teachers, administrators, academia, pediatricians, mental health practitioners and society more broadly.

Community Outreach Program

Understanding Giftedness Through the Eyes of the Highly and Profoundly Gifted

Inherent, Multi-Dimensional, Dynamic Awareness..  Giftedness embodies the whole self and can be discerned in all areas of development.  This session examines the social, emotional, physical, cognitive and altruistic development of giftedness and the unique barometers evident, but sometimes hidden, in the highly and profoundly gifted.  Key areas of discussion include Dabrowski’s Psychomotor, Sensual, Intellectual, Imaginational, Emotional Over-excitabilities, Misdiagnosis and Advocacy for the gifted child. Participants will walk away with a better understanding of the intrinsic characteristics, behaviors and motivations propelling gifted individuals and the importance of advocating for proper identification and support.

July 22-24, 2016 ⋅ SENG Conference⋅ Williamsburg, VA, USA

Vanessa R. Wood⋅ The Unique Barometers of the Highly & Profoundly Gifted


September 17, 2016 ⋅ AAGT Parent Institute⋅ Phoenix, AZ, USA
Herberger Young Scholars Academy, ASU

Vanessa R. Wood⋅ Human Nature in the Extreme:  The Unique Barometers of Giftedness Through the Eyes of the Highly and Profoundly Gifted


Fall 2016 ⋅ Collaborations with schools, universities, pediatric groups and policy makers ⋅ Florida, USA


IGC Symposium⋅ coming soon