Licensed Psychologist, Director of the Institute for the Study of Advanced Development and the Gifted Development Center, Denver, Colorado
Psychologist, counsellor and author, Linda Silverman has been studying the psychology and education of the gifted since 1961 and has written over 300 articles, chapters and books, including Counseling the Gifted and Talented, Upside-Down Brilliance: The Visual-Spatial Learner, and Advanced Development: A Collection of Works on Gifted Adults. She was founder of the Gifted Development Center where over 6,000 children have been assessed in the last 33 years. She also identified the existence of visual-spatial learning and founded the Visual-Spatial Resource (www.visualspatial.org). Her Ph.D. is in educational psychology and special education from the University of Southern California. For nine years, she served on the faculty of the University of Denver in counseling psychology and gifted education. She co-chaired the NAGC Task Force on IQ Interpretation, during which research was conducted leading to extended norms on the WISC-IV. She has held numerous positions in the field, including several visiting professorships both within and outside the USA.