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 Summit Center  

November 2014
Summit Center Update
Summit Center's team of professionals can help you and your child with all types of learning, social, or behavioral challenges. Read on for our latest news and information.
Dr. John Aldava Licensed Psychologist
Dr. John Aldava Joins Summit Center Walnut Creek

Licensed Psychologist Specializes in Therapy for Gifted & 2e

Summit Center is pleased to welcome Dr. John Aldava, licensed psychologist, providing counseling and psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults, and families at Summit Center Walnut Creek. He previously worked as a clinical psychologist on the child and adolescent team at Kaiser Walnut Creek. 

Dr. Aldava has clinical experience working with individuals of all ages, with a range of issues and cultural backgrounds, where he uses an intuitive, creative, and strength-based approach.  In addition to individual and family therapy, he can provide parent support and consultation. His professional interests include twice-exceptional children and adolescents, ADHD, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, OCD, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, trauma, behavior issues, and learning challenges and differences.


Learn more about Dr. Aldava at


To schedule an appointment with Dr. Aldava, please call (925) 939-7500 or email
How Do We Recognize Twice Exceptional Learners?


Twice exceptional learners are gifted students who may display remarkable strengths in cognitive skills, math, reading, and more. However, they also have specific needs in certain areas, such as executive functioning, processing, memory, or handwriting. Summit Center's educational consultant, Dana Cope, has assembled this chart to provide parents with more information. Contact us at 925.939.7500 or 310.478.6505 if you would like to learn more or have your child evaluated.


Read the 2e Chart

More Articles from Dr. Dan Peters

Living 2e, by Dr. Dan Peters, Summit Center

Living 2e - Video Highlights from Dr. Dan Peters on YouTube  Dr. Dan Peters presented the opening keynote at last summer's SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted) annual conference in San Jose. He spoke on "2e 360: Lessons Learned From Working With 2e Youth, Raising 2e Kids, and Living 2e." Many parents could relate to Dr. Peter's experiences from his childhood, with his own children, and as a psychology professional in the gifted/2e arena.  Watch the highlights


Huffington Post, October 22:  Children are worrying about Halloween, costumes, social skills (will I be invited with my friends?), doorbells ringing without warning and over-the-top spooky neighborhoods. Read the article


Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented (TAGT) announced that "Make Your Worrier a Warrior" has won a 2014 Legacy Book Award! Congrats Dr. Dan Peters!

Learn more


Great Potential Press has started a new community on Goodreads. Current discussions include good books for an anxious HG child, and the hottest topics in the gifted world. Join the community


Life Elsewhere Radio Show, October 13:  Norman B talked about worry and fear about Ebola with Dr. Dan Peters NPR station WMNF. Listen to the show

Is your bright child having trouble at school, home, or with peers? We offer psychological & educational services for children, adolescents, and families. Our assessments and counseling can help make your child happier, more successful, and moving in the right direction.

Offices in Northern and Southern California.


phone: 925.939.7500