Summit Center: Helping every child reach new heights
In This Issue
The Gifted and 2e Project: We Want to Hear from You!
A doctoral student in clinical psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA, is conducting a study on Gifted and Twice Exceptional (2E) children -- those who are "exceptional" because they are cognitively gifted and who also struggle with disabilities, learning differences, or medical conditions.
Parents or guardians of cognitively gifted children between the ages of 5-11 who attend (or attended in the past) public school, are invited to participate. See the link for the specific criteria.
The survey will take about 15 minutes. Participation is anonymous, confidential, and voluntary.

Link to the consent form and the study

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" Swimming is such a great microcosm of life. It's one of the few things that we have in our culture that we have to overcome... The water is such a beautiful way for children to become empowered, and to know: "I can save myself. I can do this. I am strong, and I am brave."

- Michelle Lang, on the Parent Footprint Podcast
Summit Center Update
July 2019

Summer is the perfect time to pause, reset, and spend some quality time with your kids. Get outdoors, change up your routine, or do something creative together. You'll be glad you did!
Amy Feldman, M.Ed.,  Offers Assessments at Summit Center Walnut Creek
Summit Center is pleased to welcome Amy Parlin Feldman, M.Ed. , Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP #3900), to provide cognitive, educational, psycho-educational and neuropsychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and young adults at the Summit Center's Walnut Creek office.

Amy has a passion for conducting diagnostic evaluations of preschool-aged children, identifying twice-exceptional learners, working with teams to bring out the best in students managing symptoms of ADHD and anxiety at school, and collaborating with families around supporting highly and profoundly gifted children.

Her unique perspective draws on over a decade of experience conducting comprehensive evaluations in public school and private practice settings, doing group and individual counseling for students, and providing consultation services for parents and educators.

 Learn more about Ms. Feldman To make an appointment, please email or call (925) 939-7500.
Parent Footprint Podcast: Good Schooling with Alison Morrow and Empower your Child in the Water with Michelle Lang 
Dr. Dan Peters welcomed two guests last month, to talk about homeschooling and life lessons from swimming.
Good Schooling with Alison Morrow
Dr. Dan welcomes Alison Morrow to discuss homeschooling and her work as a homeschool coach and founder of Alison Morrow is a former classroom teacher and veteran homeschool mom of two, who created Good Schooling (with her husband Dan) to provide resources designed to empower, equip, and encourage those wanting to homeschool.

Alison's one-of-a-kind program gives parents important information about the homeschooling choice and also helps families make the transition. Alison explains to Dr. Dan that our own educational experiences as children influence the choices we make for our own children's educations, and discusses how homeschooling can help parents to create a better parenting footprint by increasing and deepening their connection with their children. Listen to hear about many important topics including who homeschools and why.

Just in time for summer, Dr. Dan interviews Michelle Lang, author and  swim instructor to the stars, about swimming, water safety, empowered living, and much more.

Michelle Lang, author of the new book A Mermaid's Guide: Empower Your Child in Water and in Lifetells Dr. Dan and the Parent Footprint podcast listeners how to keep children safe this summer (and anytime kids are around water).  Dr. Dan and Michelle discuss the Relaxation Based Swimming Method, the three phases of swimming, how to be a better swimmer at any age, Michelle's Golden Rules, and the lessons swimming can teach us all about life and success. They also touch on water safety, anxiety, empowerment, courage, awareness, to how to  "Be The Buddha"  in your life.

Michelle travels the globe teaching kids how to swim. Her tips and calm approach to swimming will allow all families to enjoy a summer without anxiety and fear about drowning.

Listen and Subscribe to Dr. Dan's podcast in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google PodcastsTuneIn Radio , iHeart Radio, Stitcher, or listen on the show page.