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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.

Davidson Gifted Blog

Find additional gifted information and resources in our blog.

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