Summit Center
Summit Center: Helping every child reach new heights
In This Issue
Upcoming Webinars
Living With Intensity: Understanding the the Gifted Child  - with Dr. Susan Daniels. O verexcitabilities in gifted children - including psychomotor, sensory, and emotional - may offer certain advantages but also lead to being misunderstood, and potentially, misidentified. THIS MONDAY!
I can take care of myself! How come you didn't wake me up? Navigating the Parent-Teen Relationship  - with Dr. Dan Peters. Discover  developmental challenges, the current technology culture, and how to relate to your teen in ways that increase positive interactions, decrease conflict. October 27.
Supporting the Spiritual Lives of Gifted Children - with Dr. Paula Wilkes.  Spiritual sensitivity is characterized by profound empathy and exceptional emotional depth, intuitive insight, and strong connections to the natural world. Learn the characteristics and find resources. December 2,

"The biggest disservice we do to our 2e children is underestimating their vast ability."

- Dr. Dan Peters
Summit Center Update
September 2015

School has started! We hope you will take advantage of our new webinars and fall parent discussion groups. Our team looks forward to working with you and your family.
Is Outside the Box Learning Possible?
By Dr. Dan Peters, Founder & Executive Director
Dr. Dan Peters
The students at Reid Day School are considered twice exceptional or "2e" which represents their abilities on both ends of the bell curve. They are all gifted (very smart), highly gifted in fact, and also have learning and processing challenges that impact their ability to learn in a traditional, and even most, non-traditional and progressive environments. They may have dyslexia (trouble reading and spelling), dysgraphia (trouble with copying and writing), auditory processing and visual processing challenges, sensory processing difficulties, ADHD, and/or be on the highest end of the autistic spectrum (previously called Asperger's Syndrome). You all know these people -- Albert Einstein, Helen Keller, Thomas Edison, Temple Grandin, Richard Branson, and the list goes on. They, and the others like them, had predominately miserable school experiences. Yet many, if lucky, also had one educator, mentor, coach, or family member who got them, inspired them, and found a way to teach them in a manner that they were able to learn.
Appointments Available with Doctoral Trainees at Summit Center
Counseling and Assessments at Reduced Fees
We are pleased to offer asse ssment and counseling session s with our new doctoral trainees, Max Berylant and Charlotte Beard. Ellena Chen and post-doctoral fellow Dr. Suzy Klein continue providing services (click each name to read their bios).
Our senior trainees provide the full range of Summit
Charlotte Beard and Max Berylant, Doctoral Trainees
Center services, including:
- counseling and therapy
- educational and neuropsych evaluations
 - consultation
Max, Charlotte, Ellena, and Suzy are all working under the close supervision of Dr. Stephen Chou and Dr. Dan Peters. The training program allows more clients to access high quality Summit Center services at reduced fees. Help your child have a good start to the school year, and book your appointment now.
To schedule an appointment, please call (925) 939-7500 or email
Parent Discussion Group Begins 10/1
Are you challenged with parenting a gifted or 2e child?  You are not alone!

Join other parents of gifted children to discuss the unique challenges that gifted children bring to families. Groups offer a forum for parents to gain insight into how their parenting styles and techniques can impact their child's behavior and development.
Our Fall parent discussion group begins on Thursday, October 1, 11:00am-12:30pm at Summit Center Walnut Creek. Led by Kathleen Crombie, M.A., M.Ed.