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Since 1999, the Davidson Institute has supported profoundly gifted students and their families so that the nation's brightest youth can thrive.

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Is My Child Gifted?

Determining whether or not your child is gifted is no easy task. We're here to help you get started.

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Recognizing Giftedness

Because being gifted doesn't always mean high-achieving, it is important for parents and educators to learn about who these gifted children are to nurture their abilities.

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Gifted Testing and Assessment

When a parent suspects their child is gifted, there are many follow-up questions and concerns around the gifted identification process.

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We take a holistic approach to giftedness

Highly gifted students need opportunities to excel academically as well as socially and emotionally. Learn about how you can help support their development.

Education Options and Support

Find out how to weigh the right educational fit for your child.

Social and Emotional Resources

Learn about how giftedness affects other areas of development.

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Additional information and ideas are available in our gifted blog.

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Our gifted programs help ensure that our nation’s profoundly gifted youth have the opportunity to excel in a supportive environment

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Davidson Gifted Blog

Find additional gifted information and resources in our blog.

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Davidson Fellows – Impacting the Lives of Others Through Science & Engineering

The Fellows Scholarship awards $50,000, $25,000 and $10,000 scholarships to extraordinary young…

Tips for Students: The Process of Invention

The following article shares highlights and insights from one of…

Gifted Education in the U.S. – State Policy & Legislation

Gifted students in states across the country often encounter a…

Tips for Parents: Managing the Cognitive Complexity of Text Composition

The following article shares highlights and insights from one of…