The Gifted Resource Center of New England, located in Providence, RI, serves the needs of gifted children, adolescents and their families. Clinical psychological and educational services are offered in assessment, psychotherapy, curriculum design, school consultation and teacher in-service. Also, articles, resource lists, and suggested readings are offered. As you explore our site, we hope you will find some answers to the questions you have about gifted children.

Welcome to the Gifted Resource Center
of New England!

Directed by Deirdre V. Lovecky, Ph.D.

"I have been a clinical psychologist for more than 25 years, and specialize currently in working with gifted children. My interests are in helping to identify gifted children and to design meaningful school programs and outside enrichment activities for them to pursue. I am especially interested in these children's needs for increased complex stimulation and abstraction. Also, the highly and exceptionally gifted are of particular interest as I have assessed more than 200 children over IQ 150. I am interested in the needs of gifted children who are also learning disabled or AD/HD, have Asperger's Syndrome or other behavioral or mental health disorders, and I try to work with schools to provide for the unusual combinations of strengths and weaknesses found in these children."


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Upcoming Talk by Dr. Lovecky for

Different Minds: Gifted Children with ADHD

Location: Pine Room at Bradley Hospital, 1011 Veterans Memorial Parkway, East Providence, RI.

Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Time: 7:00 PM

Giftedness is a complex phenomenon, which encompasses high IQ and creativity, along with heightened sensitivities, and uneven development. This makes gifted children with ADHD twice exceptional (2e). The twice-exceptional child has both great strengths and significant weaknesses. This talk will highlight some of the problems faced by gifted children and their parents when struggling with ADHD. It will explore some of the strategies for dealing with both giftedness and ADHD at home, at school and in the community.


Critical Issues in the Identification of Gifted Students with Co-Existing Disabilities: The Twice-Exceptional

Our new article, Critical Issues in the Identification of Gifted Students with Co-Existing Disabilities: The Twice-Exceptional, has just been published on SAGE Open.  It addresses the problem of under-identification of 2e students for services in American schools. SAGE Open allows open access to anyone with a computer. The article reflects the work of 17 authors in the field, including psychologists, educators, and twice-exceptional advocates.  We hope it will positively influence the upcoming reauthorization of IDEA law to better protect the twice-exceptional.

The reference is:
Gilman, B. J., Lovecky, D. V., Kearney, K., Peters, D. B., Wasserman, J. D., Silverman, L. K., ...Rimm, S. B. (2013). Critical issues in the identification of gifted students with co-existing disabilities: The twice-exceptional. SAGE Open 3: doi: 10.1177/2158244013505855

The article is easiest to read and access in its full page version, not pdf, at the address below:
(Once you are on the SAGE Open page, click the arrow to the right of the title to widen the document.)




Different Minds

Different Minds
also can be ordered via, and is available at
Barrington Books in Barrington, RI.

Different Minds

You will find information about my book, Different Minds: Gifted Children with AD/HD, Asperger Syndrome, and Other Learning Deficits on the Books for Parents page of the Resources section of this web site.

Different Minds can be ordered directly from the publisher, at:
Jessica Kingsley Publications
1-866-416-1078 (phone)
The ISBN number is:
(needed to order the right book).


P.O. Box 40326, Providence, RI 02940-0326

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