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What is Giftedness?

The Definition & Meaning of Being Gifted Children who are gifted are defined as those who demonstrate an advanced ability or potential in one or more specific areas when compared…

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Barriers in Gifted Education: Working Together to Support Gifted Learners and Families

The mission of the Davidson Institute is to recognize, nurture and support profoundly intelligent young people and to provide opportunities for them to develop their talents to make a positive difference.  Supporting profoundly gifted…

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List of Academic Competitions for Gifted Students

Academic competitions play an important part in learning for highly gifted students. They are designed to inspire and enlighten, and can create enthusiasm and entice students to try their hardest, helping to maximize their…

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Gifted Summer Programs: Listed by Topics of Interest

The following is a list of summer programs organized by topics of interest in two separate categories, summer programs specifically for gifted youth and summer programs that may interest gifted students. The topics of…

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Educational Consulting for Gifted Students

Parenting a gifted or twice exceptional child comes with a lot of uncertainty. Each child and each family’s circumstances can vary widely even from other families in the gifted or 2e community. One of…

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A Student’s Perspective: Honors Summer Math Camp (HSMC)

HSMC alumnus Reiyah reflects on her experience with the gifted summer program below. My name is Reiyah Jacobs, and I live in Cary, North Carolina. I am a junior in high school. For the…

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What is the Davidson Institute?

What is the Davidson Institute and how does your organization help gifted people? The Davidson Institute is a non-profit that serves profoundly gifted young people between the ages of 5 and 18. The gifted…

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A Student’s Perspective: THINK Summer Institute

THINK Summer Institute alumnus Emerson reflects on his experience with the gifted summer program below. My name is Emerson Herrera. I am currently studying at McGill University, in Montreal Canada. Out of all of…

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Alternative Summer Options

Each year, many families find themselves in a position where it’s suddenly summer and all their top-choice summer camps are full. With the added uncertainty around travel and COVID-related restrictions, it may be that…

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