Raising a gifted child is rich in joys and challenges. I know - I've done it. As a consultant I work with families to meet each student's unique learning needs. All services build on my core values:
- Every child has the right to learn at school. No child's time should be spent on material already mastered; those who are already working above grade level should not be held back.
- Every child has the right to be supported in cognitive and personal growth. Everyone needs help, guidance, and encouragement. Children with high potential should not be left to fend for themselves; too often, they are. This is particularly true of twice exceptional students - gifted individuals with learning or developmental issues.
- Above all, I believe in the value of divergent thinking. When we encourage the creative and original use of our children's talents, everyone wins.