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."
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: http://sgo.sagepub.com/content/3/3/2158244013505855.full
(Once you are on the SAGE Open page, click the arrow to the right of the title to widen the document.)