Summit Center: Helping every child reach new heights
In This Issue
National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Conference
November 15-18: Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Dan Peters will co-present on "Use of the WISC-V for Gifted and Twice Exceptional Identification" and "Stealth Dyslexia: Still Flying Under the Radar." Dr. Susan Daniels will speak on "Outside the Lines: Let's Have a Look at Visual Thinking, Imagination, and Creativity."  More information
Diablo Gazette
Articles by Dr. Dan Peters appeared monthly on page 16 of the Diablo Gazette.
November 2018  What Type of Parent Are You?
October 2018  What Does Anxiety Look Like for Kids?
The Homework Wars
Virtual Discussion  Groups
Summit Center offers discussion groups for parents of gifted children and for gifted adults. Groups allow participants to share concerns and gain support from others who have similar experiences. Learn more

Email us if you would like to join a monthly "virtual" group which meets online, facilitated by Kathleen Crombie, MA, M.Ed. There is room for a few more participants for the upcoming December meetings. In addition,  new groups forming for 2019 . Groups are held "virtually" through the   Zoom Video Meeting Platform.
" I don't see who has autism and who doesn't. Because we are a creative community, where everyone belongs. And the abilities are able to shine through the disabilities . "

- Elaine Hall, Founder of the Miracle Project, on the Parent Footprint Podcast
Summit Center Update
November 2018

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and your families.
Creative Expression: A Source of Solace and Strength
Dr. Dan Peters' colleague Joanne Foster lost her beloved cousin Joyce Fienberg in the Pittsburg synagogue shooting. Please help share her piece about using creative expression to work through and cope with pain and loss. Let us be strong and compassionate towards each other, and teach and show our kids how to do the same.
Here are 6 ideas to help children deal with difficult times and navigate circumstances in ways that enable them to harness their passions and, hopefully, feel better. Each point requires kids to think about questions (and then act).

New! Parent Footprint Podcast: Making Miracles with Elaine Hall
Today Dr. Dan welcomes Elaine Hall, founder of Inclusion from WithIn (I Win)® and The Miracle Project®. Elaine Hall's pioneering work with autism and special needs is changing the way the world perceives disability.
Elaine Hall is a pioneer in using inclusive theatre to connect with individuals with autism. When traditional therapies did not work for her son, diagnosed with autism as a toddler, she developed an innovative creative-based methodology to reach him. Recognized worldwide, she has spoken at the United Nations, featured in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, on CNN, CBS, the Oprah Winfrey Network, received numerous honors, and profiled in the Emmy winning HBO documentary, Autism: The Musical.
A media consultant, she has been an advisor and acting coach on the film Please Stand By starring Dakota Fanning, the Netflix series Atypical and on several other upcoming Disney animated and live action series.
Dr. Dan and Elaine discuss many inspiring topics including:

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New book: Confidence & Joy: Success Strategies for Kids with Learning Differences
Summit Center's friend and colleague, Dr. Deborah Swain, has co-authored a new book: Confidence & Joy: Success Strategies for Kids with Learning Differences. This book provides practical tools to lead your child with learning differences to lifelong success -educationally, socially, and personally. Parents will learn simple guidelines to build successful relationships, identify confidence and joy robbers, and notice signs and signals of learning differences. Based on more than 70 years of clinical experience working with children with learning differences and communication disorders, Dr. Deborah Ross-Swain and Dr. Elaine Fogel Schneider's message is simple and effective: Children with learning differences have their own talents and are smart, bright, and wonderful in their own way.  Link to Amazon