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Resources for Parents

Numerous resources are available today that provide information and advice about gifted education and gifted kids; it can be daunting to select only one or two. We have listed those resources which we have personally found to be useful in living and working with gifted individuals.

"Gifted friendly" service providers understand the unique challenges and issues that gifted individuals often have. These people have had training, experience, expertise and/or an appreciation for working with the gifted. (Many of them are gifted individuals themselves!) Individuals and organizations listed here have either been recommended by gifted individuals and have agreed to be listed, or have voluntarily requested to be listed here.

Gifted Friendly Service Providers


Palos Verdes Family Vision Optometry
(310) 544-3411

James H. Hawley, O.D., Terry W. Hawley, O.D., and Linda Luong, O.D.

Palos Verdes Family Vision has been serving the Palos Verdes Peninsula for 28 years. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the most comprehensive vision and eye health services available, using state of the art technology, enhanced by our personal attention and patient service. We practice developmental optometry, testing and diagnosing not only the clarity of your eyesight, but the efficiency of your visual system. Good visual efficiency and visual information processing skills can greatly enhance an individual's performance in school, sports and other activities of daily living.


Palos Verdes Family Vision Optometry
(310) 544-3411

James H. Hawley, O.D., Terry W. Hawley, O.D., and Linda Luong, O.D.

Palos Verdes Family Vision has been serving the Palos Verdes Peninsula for 28 years. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the most comprehensive vision and eye health services available, using state of the art technology, enhanced by our personal attention and patient service. We practice developmental optometry, testing and diagnosing not only the clarity of your eyesight, but the efficiency of your visual system. Good visual efficiency and visual information processing skills can greatly enhance an individual's performance in school, sports and other activities of daily living.


Douglas W. Stephey, OD, MS
(626) 332-4510

208 West Badillo St., Covina, CA 91723

Dr. Stephey is a highly trained doctor of optometry who has a passion for helping children (and adults!) overcome barriers to learning. After graduating from Illinois College of Optometry, he went on and received a MS in education from California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Stephey provides assessments, vision therapy and tutoring. He is also available to speak on visual aspects of learning, cognition motor planning and reading.


Douglas W. Stephey, OD, MS
(626) 332-4510

208 West Badillo St., Covina, CA 91723

Dr. Stephey is a highly trained doctor of optometry who has a passion for helping children (and adults!) overcome barriers to learning. After graduating from Illinois College of Optometry, he went on and received a MS in education from California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Stephey provides assessments, vision therapy and tutoring. He is also available to speak on visual aspects of learning, cognition motor planning and reading.