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Room With A View hosted by Vanessa Wood

Room With A View hosted by Vanessa Wood

By Vanessa R. Wood
The International Gifted Consortium (IGC), Research Center for the Highly-Profoundly Gifted shares real-life stories, trials and tribulations from the voices of highly and profoundly gifted children, adolescents, young adults, families and beyond - We explore the depths of heightened sensitivity, heightened intensity and heightened awareness found in the social, emotional, physical, cognitive and/or altruistic development of giftedness.
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A Mother-Daughter Conversation With Valerie and Janan
Using an existential model, Vanessa Wood speaks with Valerie and Janan to explore the different developmental stages of giftedness and the need for like-minded peers, like-minded mentors, and like-minded practitioners.
July 29, 2021
Leta Hollingworth and Willard White - Instrumental in Leading the Way
Vanessa Wood reflects on her work with Dr. Willard White, Educator, Researcher, and Author of America’s First Gifted Program: Hollingworth and the Speyer School Experiment.
May 28, 2021
Giftedness - Overexcitabilities & Identification W/ Dr. Matt Zakreski
Vanessa Wood speaks with Dr. Matt Zakreski, Clinical Psychologist from Philadelphia, PA, USA, about overexcitabilities, highly-profoundly gifted children and adolescents, school systems and appropriate identification.
April 2, 2021
Giftedness- Misidentification, Sensitivity, Intensity, Awareness & Family Dynamics w/Sahrie & Family
Walk alongside Sahrie and her family as we journey with her through misidentification, gifted identification, multiple schools and the dynamics of greater-than-typical sensitivity, intensity and awareness.
February 16, 2021
Giftedness - Asynchronous Development and Existential Questions - With Els De Wit
Vanessa Wood speaks with IGC Contributor, Els De Wit from Talentvol in Belgium. The depths of the developing highly-profoundly gifted child and adolescent are discussed including asynchrony and existential questions. Like-minded peers, mentors and practitioners AND a reciprocal environment are essential for highly-profoundly gifted individuals.
November 18, 2020
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September 21, 2020
Giftedness - Defying the Myth - Gifted Children Need Help Too - A Life Experience With Jared
Vanessa Wood continues conversations with Jared, a rising senior at Connecticut College. Every individual needs fitting experiences and educational opportunities to positively grow and develop including our highly-profoundly gifted.
September 20, 2020
Giftedness - Misunderstanding, Misidentification and Misdiagnosis - With Tiffani
Vanessa Wood speaks with Tiffani about Overexcitabilities, the unique challenges of educating a highly-profoundly gifted child and her family’s journey through misunderstanding and misdiagnosis.
August 14, 2020
Giftedness - The Similarities of Psychomotor Overexcitability and ADHD - A Life Experience - With Jared
Vanessa Wood dialogs with Jared about the similarities of psychomotor overexcitability and ADHD through his life experiences.  For the best understanding, identification and support, Giftedness and overexcitabilities must be considered first or in addition to ADHD or other co-existing behaviors and/or development.  Jared, the inspiration for this podcast, is a Philosophy major at Connecticut College.  Thank you to Rick Reineke and
July 11, 2020
Giftedness - A Life Experience - With Jared
Vanessa Wood dialogs with Jared, a Philosophy major at Connecticut College.
June 17, 2020