A private practice in St. Paul providing gold standard neuropsychological evaluations for things like dyslexia/dysgraphia/dyscalculia, ADHD, and other neurodiversities. All of our staff are experienced and well-versed in working with gifted and twice exceptional children and adolescents. Wait list is typically 2 months or less. Evaluations are completed in 1 day, with report ready within 1 week.
2E students are welcome to apply. Students will be assessed in math and reading; additional documentation of aptitude is helpful.
One-on-one instruction, individualized pacing, accommodations for ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dycalculia, Dysgraphia, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety, etc.
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Students needing a different educational environment find that Brightmont Academy’s full-time program works. Full-time, one-to-one instruction enables 1st to 12th grade students to complete all grade required coursework and build self-confidence for lifelong learning success.
East Metro, Minneapolis/St. Paul, North Metro, Virtual
Location of Practice
White Bear Lake; St. Paul (West Seventh); St. Paul (Midway)
We provide psychological assessment and individual, couples, and family therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. We specialize in working respectfully with: • “Gifted and talented” or “high potential learners” • Intense, sensitive, energetic, and/or creative folks • Autistic people and those living with children or partners on the autism spectrum • People challenged by executive functioning differences, including those with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder In addition to working with clients to identify and deal with specific symptoms (e.g., depression, anxiety, or inattention), we often see families for whom, generally, the “standard approach” to parenting, family building, school, or relationships has not worked out. Perhaps a different approach is needed because a child does not fit the “standard model” (e.g., in temperament, intellectual ability, or world view), or because the parents have different values or goals than the mainstream (e.g., pursuing attachment parenting; wanting both structure and warmth in their home). We also work with adolescents and adults who want “more” out of life – more connection, more authenticity, more effectiveness, or more peace.
East Metro, Minneapolis/St. Paul, North Metro, Out of Metro Area, South Metro, West Metro
Location of Practice
Developmental Discoveries specializes in pediatric neuropsychological and autism evaluations, with a particular focus on learning disabilities, ADHD, giftedness, and twice exceptional (2e) populations. We have specialized knowledge and experience with late-diagnosed autism, ‘subtle but significant’ autistic traits, and autistic girls. Licensed psychologists conduct the assessment. Assessments of younger children typically include real-world observations at school or daycare. We provide user-friendly reports in a timely manner and child-friendly feedback for older children. With our team’s extensive experience in the autistic community, broad clinical experience, and a deep interest in niche areas of child development, we provide a non-judgmental space for parents to discuss their concerns and ask important questions. Our goal is to increase knowledge, understanding, and compassion in order to better support children in their unique cognitive and developmental journeys. We embrace the concept of neurodiversity, where disability and identity intersect, emphasizing the importance of understanding and supporting individuals across a diverse neurodevelopmental spectrum.
Learning Coaching — I help people find organization, self-management, and self-advocacy strategies that work with their individual learning preferences and within their environmental constraints. I work with families to support advocacy and help grow self-advocacy skills in educational settings. Educator Workshops — I partner with seasoned gifted teacher, Joan Larson, to provide professional development for educators and programming support for schools and districts. Caregiver Conversations — Joan and I offer discussion groups on parenting gifted and 2e children, parenting gifted adults, caring for gifted elders, and the complexities of being a gifted adult.
Educational Consultation, Parent Coaching, Professional Development for Educators
I help kids, parents, and adults navigate giftedness with empathy, insight, and clarity. My style blends candor with warmth, insight with empathy, and humor with compassion. I enjoy quick-witted conversations, existential ponderings, and geeking out over just about anything. I believe that effective therapy involves experiential (body) and the cognitive (mind). I’m focused on anxiety, depression, kids who are bored out of their minds, autism, life changes, discovering you’re gifted, and identity exploration. My practice affirms non-binary and LGBTQ+ people and the profound impacts of intergenerational racial trauma.
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.
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.