About

PeterCongdonSmallDr Peter Congdon is a consultant educational psychologist. He is the founder and director of the Gifted Children’s Information Centre at Solihull. He has addressed many international conferences and participated on numerous Television and Radio programmes, on the subjects of gifted, dyslexic and left-handed children.

Dr Congdon has spent many years studying the development of literacy skills in young children and was awarded his doctorate by London University as a result of research in this area. He has written numerous articles and books on gifted and dyslexic children and those suffering from Asperger syndrome, dyspraxia, and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). His work includes writing for ‘The Times’ Educational supplement, and he was featured on the front cover of ‘Mensa Magazine’, in which he contributed a valuable insight into ‘Guiding Gifted Children’.

He is the author of the highly acclaimed ‘Ant to Zip’ series which is a structured phonic programme for teaching, reading, spelling and handwriting. It is ideal for both children and adults, and especially for those with specific learning difficulties/dyslexia.

Other Books by Dr Peter Congdon

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‘A Bomb in a Basket’

As well as his books on dyslexic and gifted children, Dr Peter Congdon also recounts his own childhood through six years of the Second World War in this published novel.

A Bomb in a Basket is an account of his childhood in wartime Plymouth. It’s not difficult to see the link between his professional life – so much of it spent in observation and note-making – and his interest in recording his private memories and those of older relatives. The result is an enviably complete account of a time that, for many, is a story with missing pages and some glaring errors. Children studying the period will enjoy hearing some of Dr Congdon’s book read aloud, for he provides a lovingly accurate, elegiac account of a time that’s almost beyond imagining now.” (Read full TES Editorial review here). 

A limited number of copies are still available. Please write to us at: Gifted Children’s Information Centre (GCIC), Hampton Grange, 21 Hampton Lane, Solihull B91 2QJ, enclosing a cheque for £9.99 per copy made payable to ‘Gifted Children’s Information Centre’. Please call us on 0121 705 4547 if you have any problems.

suffer_little_children ‘Suffer the Little Children’

“Set in the 1970’s, this book describes the challenging time in one young man’s life when he leaves his home in London and moves to the town of Monaston in the Midlands. An educational psychologist, Bruce Whitford is immediately thrown in at the deep end, dealing with children who suffer from serious and sometimes unrecognised problems.” [Times Educational Supplement]

A limited number of copies are still available. Please write to us at: Gifted Children’s Information Centre (GCIC), Hampton Grange, 21 Hampton Lane, Solihull B91 2QJ, enclosing a cheque for £9.99 per copy made payable to ‘Gifted Children’s Information Centre’. Please call us on 0121 705 4547 if you have any problems.

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