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The International Gifted Consortium
Research Center for the Highly & Profoundly gifted
The International Gifted Consortium (IGC)
The IGC Mission
Why We Need to Care?
What is Profound Giftedness
How Can We Better Understand, Identify, and Support Highly-Profoundly Gifted Students?
Profound Giftedness (2019)
High, Exceptional & Profound Giftedness
Is It a Cheetah? Highly gifted children can be easy to identify
Coping Through Awareness: A Transformational tool for coping with being highly gifted
Highly-Profoundly Gifted: A Holistic and Critical Approach
Laurence Vaivre Douret, PhD, University of Paris Descartes, France
Michael O’Boyle, PhD, Texas Tech University, United States
Peter Van Petegem, PhD, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Jessica Potts, PhD, Czech Republic
Willard L. White, PhD, Florida Atlantic University, United States
2022-2023 ACTIONS & OUTCOMES
The IGC TEAM
Vanessa R. Wood, M.A. United States
Miraca Gross, Ph.D. Australia (1944-2022)
Miraca U.M. Gross, PhD 1944-2022
Dexter Amend, PhD, United States
Willard L. White, PhD, United States
IGC Research Team
Lorraine Bouchard, EdD, United States
Suzanne P. Martinson, MA, United States
Jared Nussbaum, Philosophy, United States
Peter Van Petegem, PhD, Belgium
Els De Wit, MA, Belgium
Vanessa R. Wood, MA, United States
Niki De Bondt, MA, Belgium
Marianne Kuzujanakis, MD, MPH, United States
Krystyna C. Laycraft, PhD, Canada
Andy S. Mahoney, MS, United States
Jessica Potts, PhD, Czech Republic
Jennifer Harvey Sallin, MA, Switzerland
Marisa Soto-Harrison, United States
Willard L. White, United States
Clifton Wigtil, United States
Valerie Marsh, Arizona, USA
Sahrie Wenceslao, WA, USA
IGC Podcast Trailer
IGC Podcast Episodes “Room With A View”
IGC Research Study
Call for Study Participants – USA
Oproep Voor Studiedeelnemers – Belgium
IGC Literature Review
Presentation: IGC Literature Review Summary
How Can We Better Understand, Identify, and Support Highly Gifted & Profoundly Gifted Students? (2020)
EDUCATION-OUTREACH Understanding Giftedness Through the Eyes of the Highly-Profoundly Gifted
Highly-Profoundly Gifted Self-Reflections ~~~coming soon
What is Giftedness?
What is Profound Giftedness?
Definitions of Giftedness vs. Authentic Characteristics
Life Span of Giftedness
Hallmark Traits of Profound Giftedness: Overexcitabilities
The Misunderstood Face of Giftedness
Like-Minded Peer Groups
Online Classes ~ Homeschool
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The Voice of the Highly-Profoundly Gifted
The Psychological Development of Highly-Profoundly Gifted Individuals and Overexcitabilities
Vanessa R. Wood and Co-Author, Dr. Krystyna C. Laycraft highlight the research in The International Gifted Consortium literature review of the psychological development of highly-profoundly gifted individuals and overexcitabilities.
A Mother-Daughter Conversation With Valerie and Janan
Using an existential model, Vanessa Wood speaks with Valerie and Janan to explore the different developmental stages of giftedness and the need for like-minded peers, like-minded mentors, and like-minded practitioners.
Giftedness – Overexcitabilities & Identifciation W/ Dr. Matt Zakreski
Vanessa Wood speaks with Dr. Matt Zakreski, Clinical Psychologist from Philadelphia, PA, USA, about overexcitabilities, highly-profoundly gifted children and adolescents, school systems and appropriate identification.
Giftedness – Misidentification, Sensitivity, Intensity, Awareness & Family Dynamics
Walk alongside Sahrie and her family as we journey with her through misidentification, gifted identification, multiple schools and the dynamics of greater-than-typical sensitivity, intensity and awareness.
Giftedness – Asynchronous Development and Existential Questions
Vanessa Wood speaks with IGC Contributor, Els De Wit from Talentvol in Belgium. The depths of the developing highly-profoundly gifted child and adolescent are discussed including asynchrony and existential questions. Like-minded peers, mentors and practitioners AND a reciprocal environment are essential for highly-profoundly gifted individuals.
Giftedness – Defying the Myth, Gifted Children Need Help Too
Vanessa Wood continues conversations with Jared, a rising senior at Connecticut College. Every individual needs fitting experiences and educational opportunities to positively grow and develop including our highly-profoundly gifted.
Giftedness – Misunderstanding, Misidentification and Misdiagnosis
Vanessa Wood speaks with Tiffani about Overexcitabilities, the unique challenges of educating a highly-profoundly gifted child and her family’s journey through misunderstanding and misdiagnosis.
Giftedness – The Similarities of Overexcitabilities and ADHD
Vanessa Wood dialogs with Jared about the similarities of psychomotor overexcitability and ADHD through his life experiences. For the best understanding, identification and support, Giftedness and overexcitabilities must be considered first or in addition to ADHD or other co-existing behaviors and/or development.
Giftedness – A Life Experience – With Jared
Vanessa Wood dialogs with Jared, a Philosophy major at Connecticut College.