Enhancing the Lives of Gifted and Twice-Exceptional Learners
"There is nothing more unequal than the equal treatment of unequals"
— Thomas Jefferson
GM4K is New York State's premiere service for gifted and twice-exceptional learners, delivered by Dr. Susan Paynter of Woodstock, NY, child advocate, award-winning educator, and nationally recognized expert on gifted learners.
How can my child be so smart and not know how to spell?
Can my child be gifted when she can't remember her homework?
How can my child read complex books and not read faces?
Why does my child prefer adults and older children?
Discover the answer to these and many more questions. Find other parents who have the same questions. Help your child find friendship with children who share their interests. Help your child feel challenged, successful, and fulfilled.
We often talk about the unrealized potential of our most gifted learners. The causes for this loss of potential may include social or emotional issues, inappropriate curriculum, or learning deficits. Dr. Susan Paynter helps families and schools create customized strategies designed to help gifted, twice-exceptional and high-potential children feel challenged, successful, and fulfilled. She works one-on-one and collaboratively to design programs that adapt teaching methods to the learning styles of these unique students, rather than trying to adapt the students to the teaching methods. This approach enables gifted kids to joyfully share their unusual gifts and passions with the world.