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Summit Center: Helping every child reach new heights
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Camp Summit Registration Opens
Camp Summit
Camp Summit for the Gifted, Talented, and Creative is now bicoastal! Camp Summit West will take place June 19-25 in the Marin Headlands, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

All new Camp Summit East will take place August 7-13 in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, to serve the needs of families on the eastern seaboard.
Camp Summit is a week-long overnight summer camp designed specifically for gifted students ages 9 through 15.  Learn more
Upcoming Events
January 21: Dr. Dan Peters speaks at Parents Education Network (PEN) event, Redwood City.   Learn more

February 26-28: California Association for Gifted annual conference, Palm Springs. Learn more
"Gifted and twice exceptional kids require a different framework for parents. "

- Kathleen Crombie, M.A., M.Ed, Parent group facilitator
Summit Center Update
January 2016

We hope the new year is off to a great start for you and your family. If you want to better understand your child's learning and development this year, give us a call.
New Professionals in Walnut Creek
Summit Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Ginny Ritchey,
Ginny Ritchey, PhD
licensed clinical psychologist, and Michele Adamson, educational therapist, to Summit Center's Walnut Creek office.
Dr. Ritchey provides therapy, counseling, and consultation for children, adolescents, parents, and families. Previously, she worked as a behavior analyst at Anova Center for Education in San Rafael, as a behavior consultant for the South
Michele Adamson, M. Ed.
Michele Adamson, M.Ed.
San Francisco School District, and as a behavior supervisor for in-home programs serving children with Autism. Her areas of interest include neurological and behavioral childhood diagnoses such as ADHD, anxiety, and childhood depression; social skills development; and academic and intrinsic motivation.  Learn more about Dr. Ritchey here
Michele Adamson, M. Ed., can help students improve their skills and achieve their educational goals. She is trained as both an educational therapist and academic life coach, and has over 20 years of experience, including as a G.E.D. school counselor, and educational software consultant. Michele specializes in helping students manage schoolwork, or remediate learning problems. Learn more about Michele  here.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Ritchey or Michele, please call (925) 939-7500 or email
Summit Center Webinar Series Continues
We are pleased to bring our knowledge and professional expertise directly to parents.
Math Problems and Solutions: Getting Your Student Help - Webinar with Dr. Nancy Knop  Does your student have trouble in math? Summit Center Educational Therapist Nancy Knop, Ph.D, E.T., addresses four areas of math difficulty (including developmental dyscalculia, perception and processing issues, foundation gaps, and math anxiety) and presents specific steps to move toward confidence and competence. For parents, teachers, and students. Thursday, February 4, 5:00 pm Pacific.  Webinars are recorded for later viewing. Learn more
Psychosocial Development of Gifted Children - Webinar with Dr. Stephen Chou     The growth and development of gifted children is a wondrous process. Summit Center's Dr. Stephen Chou, licensed psychologist, will incorporate concepts within the field of giftedness (such as precocity, asynchronous development, and overexcitabilities), to help parents understand their child's social and emotional development and how to navigate through potential difficulties. Wednesday, March 23, 2015, 4:00 pm Pacific. Webinars are recorded for later viewing. Learn more  

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Discussion Group for Parents of Gifted & 2e Begins January 25 in Oakland
Kathleen Crombie, M.A., M.Ed.
Kathleen Crombie, M.A., M.Ed.
Group Facilitator
Are you challenged with parenting a gifted or twice-exceptional child?

You are not alone! Gifted and twice-exceptional kids require a different framework. Join our discussion group for guidance and support to solve parenting problems while taking care of yourself. The group meets on MONDAY evenings, beginning January 25 for 6 weeks, in a meeting space across from Rockridge BART in Oakland.
Space is limited, so register by 1/19 to guarantee your space. Learn more