Minnesota Council for the Gifted & Talented

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Pam McDonald, M.A./SENG certified
Area
South Metro
Location of Practice
Lakeville, MN
Specialties
Helping families navigate school systems and beyond for their gifted child. Also can provide staff development for school districts and parent groups on topics pertaining to the gifted learner. Can provide some individual assessments needed for Gifted identification. SENG certified. Hamline University Adjunct.
Services
Assessments, Educational Consultation, Parent Coaching
Assessments Provided
Achievement
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Silver Sponsor
Stuart Samuel Dansinger, M.A., Ed.S. LP
Area
Virtual, West Metro
Location of Practice
10520 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 100, Minnetonka, MN and remotely by phone or videoconferencing 55305
Specialties
I provide assessment, counseling, coaching, parent & school consultation, & advocacy to children & adults, particularly those who may be considered twice-exceptional.
Services
Assessments, College Consultation, Educational Consultation, Parent Coaching
Assessments Provided
ADHD, ASD, Cognitive (IQ), Executive Skills, Learning Disability, Learning Styles, Neuropsychological, Social-Emotional, Study Skills
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Silver Sponsor
The Gifted Learning Lab
Area
Virtual
Location of Practice
Virtual
Specialties
The Gifted Learning Lab provides education and coaching to help parents feel more confident raising their intense or sensitive gifted or twice-exceptional kids. Offerings include Gifted Lab Notes, a free weekly email by Danika Maddocks with tips and information about raising intense or sensitive bright kids.
Services
Parent Coaching
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Carol Malueg
Area
Virtual
Location of Practice
Virtual
Specialties
I work with neurodiverse learners, their families, and their educators to help individuals realize and maximize their strengths. I support advocacy and self-advocacy. I help families who are working to find new ways to navigate K-12, and neurodiverse students pursuing higher education.
Services
Educational Consultation, Learning Coach, Parent Coaching
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Danika Maddocks, PhD, LP
Area
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Virtual
Location of Practice
Currently remote via telehealth; in-person therapy services will be at 2908 Humboldt Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
Specialties
I help parents understand and support their gifted and twice-exceptional children and teens. My special interests include twice-exceptionality; anxiety and perfectionism; intensity and big feelings; school concerns; underachievement or dislike of school; and parenting questions about supporting twice-exceptional kids, particularly those who are autistic or who have ADHD or a learning disability.
Services
Parent Consultation, Psychological Therapy
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Elizabeth Adams, PhD, LP, ABPP-CN
Area
Minneapolis/St. Paul
Location of Practice
370 Selby Avenue Suite 216 St. Paul, MN 55102
Specialties
Dr. Adams is a board-certified neuropsychologist who specializes in providing assessments for dyslexia, ADHD, and other learning differences.
Services
Assessments, Parent Coaching
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Julie Light, Ed.D
Location of Practice
From my home or I meet with families/students at convenient locations
Specialties
Academic coach, especially with writing. Parent and academic coaching to help meet the needs of gifted and 2E students
Services
Academic coach for other academics, Coach for 2E students struggling with achievement, Educational Consultation, Parent Coaching, Writing Coach
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Lori Migdal Ph.D, LP
Area
East Metro
Location of Practice
600 Inwood Avenue North, Suite 155 Oakdale, MN 55128 55042
Specialties
I provide IQ, ADHD, learning disorder, and social emotional assessments. Additionally, I collaborate with parents, children, and teens in therapy to improve mental health concerns in gifted and twice exceptional.
Services
Assessments, Educational Consultation, Parent Coaching, Psychological Therapy
Assessments Provided
Achievement, ADHD, Cognitive (IQ), Social-Emotional
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Mark Larson, PhD, Certified SENG Facilitator
Area
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Virtual
Location of Practice
St. Paul and virtual
Specialties
Coaching for students and/or parents, navigating the educational system, SENG support. As a retired superintendent and high school English teacher, I have unique expertise and perspective on schools and schooling.
Services
Educational Consultation, Parent Coaching, SENG (Social Emotional Needs of Gifted)
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Martha Palm BA, MaED, Gifted, Twice Exceptional Certification
Area
Minneapolis/St. Paul, Virtual
Location of Practice
Online or 4348 Abbott Ave S Minneapolis, MN 55410
Specialties
One-on-one tutoring especially for learners with spatial strengths. This includes spatial learners, dyslexic learners, ADHD learners (time, materials, and task management), and ASD learners. As a classroom teacher for the highly and profoundly gifted for 10 years, my specialty most recently has become as a cognitive coach. I have worked with students from 1st grade to 12th grade to learn how to manage their brain; to get them back on track in school. I support kids as they learn how to find their internal power.
Services
Learning Coach, Tutoring
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Professional Member