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Dona Matthews Ph.D.


Dona Matthews, Ph.D., has worked with children, families, and schools since 1990. In addition to teaching psychology and education courses at several universities in Canada and the U.S., she ran a private practice with a focus on giftedness and other special needs, was the founding Director of the Hunter College Center for Gifted Studies and Education, City University of New York, and the Executive Director of the Millennium Dialogue on Early Child Development at the University of Toronto. She has published dozens of articles and book chapters and is the author or editor of six books on various aspects of supporting children’s optimal development: Imperfect Parenting: How to Build a Relationship with Your Child to Weather Any Storm; Beyond Intelligence: Secrets for Raising Happily Productive Kids (with Joanne Foster); Being Smart about Gifted Education (with Joanne Foster); The Development of Giftedness and Talent across the Life Span (with Frances Degen Horowitz and Rena Subotnik); and The Routledge International Companion to Gifted Education (with Tom Balchin and Barry Hymer).

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