All initial intake and therapy sessions are continuing to be provided virtually via our secure Zoom portal. Gifted evaluations are being offered both via telehealth and in-person. More extensive evaluations are primarily being performed online with select portions administered in person as deemed appropriate, necessary and safe. You can schedule a 10-minute consult with one of our licensed psychologists by contacting us here or using our contact form.

A Look at the Signs and Types of Giftedness in Children

As kids develop their personalities and show off more of who they are, some parents may notice something a little different about them. Does your child have a vocabulary uncommonly large or advanced for their age? Do they have a little trouble fitting in with peers, prefer being with older kids or adults, or find schoolwork too easy or particularly... Read More

Parents, Learn How We Conduct Our Online Gifted Testing!

Every child, including yours, has skills, talents, and interests that make him/her/them unique and special. If you’re reading this, you may be wondering if one of your child’s special attributes is an IQ in the gifted range. Over the past few months, you’ve spent a lot of time with your child thanks to stay-at-home orders. Have you noticed a few... Read More

Asynchronous Development: Understanding an Important Element of Giftedness

Consider the following story as it relates to this topic. When Aiden was identified as being intellectually gifted, my husband and I thought it would be smooth sailing ahead. Not so fast! He started in his school’s Academically Gifted Program (AGP), and while he did well on the academics, he struggled socially and often seemed less mature than his classmates.... Read More

Understanding a Few Problems that Gifted Children Often Deal with in School

Consider the following story as it relates to this topic. Last year, we began the process of identifying Aiden as a “gifted” child. His teachers told us he was acting differently than his peers, spoke in a more advanced manner, and showed a lot of interest in things kids his age usually don’t care for. After he was evaluated, we... Read More

3 Steps that Can Make a Difference in Your Gifted Child’s Life

Consider the following story as it relates to this blog’s topic. My friend, Alice, recently found out that her youngest child, Tyler, is gifted, as in more advanced than his classmates when it comes to learning. My immediate reaction was to congratulate her. However, her response to my excitement took me aback. She looked worried and told me that she... Read More

Tips for Taking Notes Effectively and Constructively in Class

Consider the following story as it relates to this topic. Sarah came home with a note from her teacher saying she’d have to serve a day of detention because she hadn’t been taking notes during class. This is the same teacher who constantly tells me that Sarah is such a bright and gifted student; literally one of her best. I... Read More

A Watchful Eye: Knowing the Characteristics of Giftedness in Children

Consider the following story as it relates to this topic. I think it was early last year when Carlos and I noticed that our little girl was acting in a way I’d never seen before in a six-year old. A few weeks before Christmas, while her two brothers were asking for toys and video games, she asked us for a... Read More

Knowing the Pros and Cons of Grade Skipping a Gifted Child

Consider the following story as it relates to this topic. My husband and I were so proud when our daughter’s teacher informed us that she is ahead of the curve in all academic areas and that she shows creativity beyond her years. Her school suggested that she skip a grade, taking her directly from 5th to 7th grade. While excited... Read More

A Few Dos and Don’ts to Keep in Mind When Raising Your Gifted Child

Consider the following story as it relates to this week’s topic. I ran into JP, one of my old high school buddies, at the market. I think it’s been about 10 years since I’d last seen him. He told me about his oldest kid, who just turned nine. Apparently, she’s about to start school at some fancy new place designed... Read More

Gifted or Bright: Can You Spot the Difference?

Consider the following story as it relates to this topic. About a month ago, we got a call from Stephanie’s school and were extremely happy when we were told she might be a candidate for enrolling in an alternate program for gifted children. It was a lot of information to take in, but they basically said she has the qualities... Read More