Author Archives: Catharine Alvarez, PhD

Open Letter to Assembly Member Eggman and Democratic Lawmakers in California

Re Assembly Bills 2926 and 2756: To Assembly Member Susan Eggman and other Democrats who are supporting these bills: I understand that you want to “do something” to prevent child abuse. These bills are not the way to do it. … Continue reading

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Off the Map: Atypical Paths to Fulfilling Lives

Notes and Supplemental Materials This post includes a summary of the panel discussion I organized for the SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted) conference in San Jose in 2014. One of the main topics we covered in our discussion … Continue reading

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Review of “High Intelligence: A risk factor for psychological and physiological overexcitabilities”

There is a new study,  High Intelligence: A risk factor for psychological and physiological overexcitabilities, published in the journal Intelligence, that has already garnered some attention from science journalists: Hyper Brain, Hyper Body: the Trouble with High IQ in Neuroscience News … Continue reading

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A Route from Private Home School to Four-Year College (California specific)

Is traditional high school not a good fit for your student? Is your student ready for high school work, but is much younger than most high school students? The California education system is not designed for these kinds of students, … Continue reading

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Save Money with Generic Epinephrine

Have you seen the price of EpiPens lately? They are between $600-$700 for a two-pack. If you have high deductible insurance or high co-pays, you will be paying a large part of this cost. Here are some strategies you can … Continue reading

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Hostility Toward Gifted Children

Bullying has been in the news lately, so I’ve decided to share my family’s experience with bullying in 2007.  Here’s  a little background on the situation: Our son M is highly gifted.  He had been attending Kindercare since he was … Continue reading

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Social Consequences of Food Allergy

A recent study published in Pediatrics reported that over 30% of children with food allergies say they have been bullied about their allergies.  Previous studies have also found that having a food allergy puts a child at risk for bullying.  I’d like … Continue reading

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