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Resources for Professionals

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


Susana Dornberg, OTR/L, HTC, Sensory Integration Certified
(310) 920-2302

I received my Bachelors degree from the University of Southern California (1996).  Throughout my professional life I've received advanced training in Hand Therapy and also trained in Sensory Integration Theory and Practice from USC.  In my practice I incorporate Neurofeedback, The Listening Program, Intearctive Metronome, InTime, TAVS, Rhythmic Movements, Handwriting Without Tears, Cogmed, Orton-Gillingham (certified) to help my clients reach their full potential. It is my goal to work in cooperation with parents, doctors and all caretakers to achieve the highest level of success. I believe every child has a gift to offer the world and I want to be part of that discovery.


Susana Dornberg, OTR/L, HTC, Sensory Integration Certified
(310) 920-2302

I received my Bachelors degree from the University of Southern California (1996).  Throughout my professional life I've received advanced training in Hand Therapy and also trained in Sensory Integration Theory and Practice from USC.  In my practice I incorporate Neurofeedback, The Listening Program, Intearctive Metronome, InTime, TAVS, Rhythmic Movements, Handwriting Without Tears, Cogmed, Orton-Gillingham (certified) to help my clients reach their full potential. It is my goal to work in cooperation with parents, doctors and all caretakers to achieve the highest level of success. I believe every child has a gift to offer the world and I want to be part of that discovery.


Adriane Ransom, MA, OTR/L, SWC (Pediatric Occupational Therapist)
(310) 529-2411

Adriane is a pediatric occupational therapist with specialty areas in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Delays, Early Intervention, Feeding Challenges, Gifted and Twice Exceptional Children, Handwriting Difficulties, Premature Birth and Sensory Processing Disorders. She has advanced training in Sensory Integration and Practice and is Sensory Integration Certified. Adriane also holds and Advanced Practice Certification in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation or Intervention (SWC). She is trained in DIR®/Floortime™, Therapeutic Listening®, SENG-Model Parent Groups and is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI®). Adrian believes in using a holistic approach in caring for children and their families, working closely with pediatricians, speech therapists, physical therapists, teachers and other childcare professionals. Adriane received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from University of Pittsburgh and her graduate degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California.


Adriane Ransom, MA, OTR/L, SWC (Pediatric Occupational Therapist)
(310) 529-2411

Adriane is a pediatric occupational therapist with specialty areas in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Delays, Early Intervention, Feeding Challenges, Gifted and Twice Exceptional Children, Handwriting Difficulties, Premature Birth and Sensory Processing Disorders. She has advanced training in Sensory Integration and Practice and is Sensory Integration Certified. Adriane also holds and Advanced Practice Certification in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation or Intervention (SWC). She is trained in DIR®/Floortime™, Therapeutic Listening®, SENG-Model Parent Groups and is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI®). Adrian believes in using a holistic approach in caring for children and their families, working closely with pediatricians, speech therapists, physical therapists, teachers and other childcare professionals. Adriane received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from University of Pittsburgh and her graduate degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California.


Adriane Ransom, MA, OTR/L, SWC (Pediatric Occupational Therapist)
(310) 529-2411

Adriane is a pediatric occupational therapist with specialty areas in Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Delays, Early Intervention, Feeding Challenges, Gifted and Twice Exceptional Children, Handwriting Difficulties, Premature Birth and Sensory Processing Disorders. She has advanced training in Sensory Integration and Practice and is Sensory Integration Certified. Adriane also holds and Advanced Practice Certification in Swallowing Assessment, Evaluation or Intervention (SWC). She is trained in DIR®/Floortime™, Therapeutic Listening®, SENG-Model Parent Groups and is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI®). Adrian believes in using a holistic approach in caring for children and their families, working closely with pediatricians, speech therapists, physical therapists, teachers and other childcare professionals. Adriane received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from University of Pittsburgh and her graduate degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California.