Welcome to Gifted Minds
Message from the APS, March 23rd 2020 (Australian Psychological Society): The Federal Government has announced that non-essential services will begin to be closed as of today.
Psychologists are considered essential services.
The Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has confirmed that all allied health businesses nationally can continue working and are encouraged to do so.
When and if this changes, we will advise members directly.
For all our clients we offer our whole-hearted support during the heightened stress and anxiety related to the spread of the coronavirus through our communities. 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.
At the moment we remain open and assure you that, as a small, home-based business that there is no mingling of clients and that we take the strictest measures with hygenie and distancing. Over the next few months your children may need more help with their responses to the changes occurring all around them. We are here for you.
Gifted Minds are excited by the colloboration we have with Jane Cavanough, Artist and Sculptor. We have run small-group classes with Jane that have been a huge success. If you would like your child to attend an above-level art workshop please contact us for further information and a flyer.
Fiona has a LinkedIn site you may find of interest:
You can also hear Fiona speaking about highly gifted children on this Youtube link.
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.