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These are articles I have written on various topics related to giftedness, learning disability, multiple exceptionality, and the process of helping folks with learning differences of all kinds.

da Vinci Learning blog This is a space for a conversation on giftedness, learning disability, multiple exceptionality, education, psychology, and how they all interact. Articles I think people might want to be able to get back to later will also be linked below.

Oh, no, my kid might be gifted! Where do I start? I field a lot of phone calls from people who are just getting started in the whole business of being a parent of a gifted kid and finding themselves overwhelmed. Here's (a) permission to relax (b) some basic things to start with.

Clues on finding a therapist for a gifted client: Another question I get asked a lot is for referrals for psychotherapists for gifted clients. Unfortunately, the situation is a bit complicated. I provide some explanations of why and what you can do to find a good fit here.

Dissertation: Cheetahs on the Couch: As part of my work towards the doctorate in clinical psychology, I studied how gifted individuals experience the therapeutic working alliance in individual and family psychotherapy. You can read about what I found here.

Multiple Exceptionality: Description of what multiple exceptionality is and some of the issues involved in assessment, advocacy, and program planning for people with multiple exceptionalities.

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