Minnesota Professionals Working With Gifted & Talented
A list of professionals (psychologists, therapists, assessment providers, tutors, and gifted learning coaches) who have a specialty in gifted & talented people has been gathered from recommendations by MCGT parents who have utilized the services of these professionals and have found their background or approach to be helpful.
At the bottom of the page, MCGT has selected several resources to help de-mystify the process of seeking professional help and to identify when is the right time and who is the right person to help your family. It is useful to consider how to approach finding a mental health provider or gifted learning coach and what you should expect from the process of working with a practitioner who specializes in gifted & talented people.
When considering having your child assessed, it is important to understand the testing process and what information you would gain from completing an intelligence or achievement test. For many parents, finding someone who understands gifted & talented characteristics is important in the assessment process. Specialists in gifted & talented will provide feedback on how to use assessment data and lead to more successful assessment experience.
Parents are encouraged to talk directly with each practitioner to determine the fit between your needs and the services, fees, and expertise of each individual. In addition, MCGT members are reminded to make use of the MCGT members-only closed Facebook group as a source of information from MCGT members who have utilized practitioners and have their own personal insight.
MCGT does not control, monitor, or guarantee the services or qualifications of professionals posted on the MCGT list of professionals, and does not endorse any views expressed or products or services offered by the professionals on this list. In no event shall MCGT be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused, or alleged to be caused, by or in connection with the use of, or reliance on, content, goods, or services provided by individuals on the list of professionals.
View the Directory of MN Gifted Professionals
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Davidson Institute: Finding a Gifted Therapist for Your Child
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