The Voice of the Highly-Profoundly Gifted

Vanessa Wood reflects with IGC Research Associate, Els De Wit from TalentVol in Flanders, Belgium including insights from her upcoming book, deep dive sessions, developmental needs, and like-minded peer mentorships.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world”….Vanessa speaks with Lorraine Bouchard, Ed.D. about her 2004 study, the current IGC study, Rainard School for Gifted Children, and her book, “Getting To Here.”

The International Gifted Consortium (IGC), Research Center for The Highly-Profoundly Gifted in collaboration with The University of Antwerp invite parents to participate in The 1st Study of Highly-Profoundly Gifted Children and Emotional, Intellectual, Imaginational, Psychomotor, and Sensual 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.

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.

Vanessa Wood reflects on her work with Dr. Willard White, Educator, Researcher, and Author of America’s First Gifted Program: Hollingworth and the Speyer School Experiment.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Vanessa Wood dialogs with Jared, a Philosophy major at Connecticut College.