340 Amboy Avenue, Suite D, Metuchen, NJ 08840
The Gifted Child Clinic
The Gifted Child Clinic, previously located at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (formerly UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School), was established in the belief that gifted children have special needs that society does not always recognize. While society must have compassion to study children with developmental problems, it also must possess the foresight to find ways to characterize and identify those children who, as adults, may be capable of making substantial contributions to the general good. The early identification of such children gives parents and educators maximum opportunity to nurture special talents through appropriate home or educational intervention programs.
To meet the need for identifying gifted children at young ages,The Gifted Child Clinic has several specific functions:
• First, the clinic serves as an evaluation center for the purpose of identifying gifted children of all ages, gifted/learning disabled children, and gifted underachievers.
• Second, the clinic serves as an educational center and referral source for parents, pediatricians, psychologists, and educators on issues related to the identification and development of gifted children.
• Finally, the clinic serves as a model program for other clinics around the nation.