Gifted Minds is unique in that it is made up of a registered psychologist and a registered counsellor plus consultants in NSW and Canberra, whose qualifications include Masters Degrees and PhDs in Psychology or Education, with specialisation in gifted education.

The Gifted Minds psychologist is not a clinical psychologist and does not diagnose mental health disorders or learning difficulties, referring on when necessary.

Our strength is in helping identify and understand areas of ability while deepening knowledge of the impact of intensity.

 

Welcome to Gifted Minds  

   

So, not quite the restful, relaxing time we had hoped for... For all our clients, both directly affected by bushfires and drought, and indirectly affected, we offer our whole-hearted support. We understand if plans change and appointments need to be rescheduled or put on hold. We are happy to talk by phone or by email to parents grappling with their own distress as well as that of their children. We can help with the intensity flares and the sensitivity crises. Our counsellor, Dominic specialises in working through these issues. He understands how your child thinks and approaches problems from a gentle and nuanced, play-based perspective, engaging through challenge and passion.

  

Fiona has a LinkedIn site you may find of interest:

https://au.linkedin.com/in/fiona-smith-658b0763

You can also hear Fiona speaking about highly gifted children on this Youtube link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxaolpHvEkA

  

 

Gifted Minds is different.

The aim is to assess and identify your child’s profile of intellectual strengths and weaknesses using an appropriately selected IQ test to help you better understand and cater for specific needs at home and in school.

By looking beyond the IQ scores the goal is to help you determine how personal intensities and sensitivities impact in the classroom.

Creativity in responses can be observed and creative-divergent children whose gifts may be ‘invisible’ in the classroom can often be identified. Specialisation with this population enables acute, empathic assessment, looking for nuances while staying within protocol. The pace is based on the child’s individual need to reflect, or to go faster.

  

These are skills that have been acquired over twenty years of studying and getting to know these children and it is a true delight working with your child.

 

  

Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you're passionate about something, then you're more willing to take risks.

Yo-Yo Ma

  

  

  

  

   Exciting news - Gifted Minds is collaborating with sculptor, Jane Cavanough to present art workshops using mixed media materials and processes aimed at exploring creativity and exciting the imagination. For your restless gifties, near the end of the school holidays this could be just the thing to reignite the joy of play and exploration. please contact Fiona or Dominic for more information and a flier.

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

    GIFTED MINDS PTY. LTD.                                          Phone: 0411 370 388                                                         Email: info@giftedminds.com.au

  

                                                                                                                                                                        

  

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