We target our efforts towards greater understanding and optimal opportunities for our very brightest children and adults.
"I imagine a place where a child with a rage to learn gets taught something new and exciting each and every day. Where a child is not told that developmentally they are incapable of learning something simply because of their chronological age. Where a child does not go to school every day terrified that they will get in trouble because they misbehave when the frustration of their improper educational fit out weighs the developmental maturity of their self control."
Our brightest minds need informed and compassionate support-- a body of believers and able practitioners -- armed with strategies and approaches for learning and growing that fit. Nothing less. Even if these are inconvenient, unfamiliar, or uncomfortable – and they are often all three.
"For every complex problem, there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." - H.L. Mencken
We must continue to build a body of work large enough and multifaceted enough to adequately represent the individuals within the PG community. We conduct scientific research at the Daimon Institute aimed at edifying ands elucidating The EPG experience. We must all share our applied and research endeavors - think Seng, think NAGC, think Davidson, think The Grayson School in Philadelphia, and others. We must work together to protect our children's inalienable right for authentic, uncommon and "normal" experience and development.
EPG children deserve to be nurtured with fitting experiences and educational opportunities that allow them positively grow, develop and to flourish, world-wide.
The first time I heard Sue speak I felt like I had finally found someone who understood what our family life was like raising PG kids!
When I listen to Sue give presentation and I talk with her about our challenges, I feel she not only understands what we are dealing with but I feel she is able to draw from her great wealth of knowledge of pg families when giving examples.
Sue has the uncanny ability to quickly figure out what the pertinent issues are and what needs to be done to fix them.
My son was heading into deep burn out, bordering on depression and she gave him suggestions for how to look out for himself and bring himself out of it. She also advocated for him with the school and now, he is feeling much better!
Through targeted research (among other things), we aim to more fully understand, identify and support the unique social, emotional, physical, cognitive and altruistic development of Giftedness through the lens of the Highly & Profoundly Gifted.
Sue Jackson is an important go-to person in the field when it comes to big-picture, holistic perspectives on giftedness and talent development.
Given today’s enormous problems and opportunities her in-depth knowledge of exceptionally and profoundly gifted is becoming even more important.
- Don Ambrose, PhD
Editor of the Roeper Review
I have come across very few with the knowledge and skill set embodied in P. Susan Jackson.
Her extra-ordinary insight into gifted individuals and her profound commitment to their intellectual, social, and emotional well-being is rare. I am privileged to know Susan as a friend and colleague.
- Michael Postma, Ed. D.
Executive Director, SENG
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“The highest level of human capacity — phenomenal human potential — cannot be neatly codified, in sound bites and easy pieces. Gifted kids and gifted adults do not fit into succinct, codified abstractions, the language and currency of social institutions such as education, medicine, or mental health.”
- P. Susan Jackson
“Excuse me, where do I park my Whale? The Extraordinary Journey of the Exceptionally and Profoundly Gifted”
(Planned release 2020)
Thanks again, Sue, for being a "thought partner" in navigating issues at the heart of things.
- American Professor of Humanities & Ethics.
This highest level of human capacity --phenomenal human potential -- cannot be neatly codified in sound bites and easypieces. Exceptionally andProfoundly gifted children and adults do not fit intosuccinct, codifiedabstractions, thelanguage and currency ofsocialinstitutionssuch as education, medicine, or psychology.
We MUST redefine mental well-being and mental distress in this population - then academia and the medical community could adapt to meet the actual needs of these exceptional human beings. We would aim to prevent unnecessary difficulties while developing ongoing mental health management for the complexities and the intensities in play throughout the lifecycle.