Services for Gifted and Talented Youth
Dr. Lake's special interest on gifted and talented education grew out of her work with gifted children and adolescents at Johns Hopkins University - Center for Talented Youth. The diverse needs that gifted students displayed inspired her dissertation topic on school psychologists' work with gifted and talented youth.
Although not all gifted youth are the same, a number of common attributes have been associated with individuals who are gifted. Gifted children and adolescents are characterized by advanced cognitive development, however, social and emotional growth is usually not as advanced.
Gifted youth are unique in their strengths and are often overlooked for mental health intervention such as counseling, as it is assumed their intellectual capacities can help them solve any problem. Dr. Lake is able to provide assessment and intervention services for students suspected or identified as gifted in order to:
Address academic needs: differentiated instruction, enrichment, and acceleration
Social & emotional needs: counseling through CBT and support for families.
Dr. Lake is also familiar with a number of resources for gifted and talented individuals. A sampling of those can be found on the left side of this page.
A basic gifted evaluation costs $275 and consists of basic cognitive measure (IQ), written report, recommendations, and a feedback session.
A comprehensive gifted evaluation costs $550 and consists of a comprehensive cognitive measure (IQ) written report, recommendations, and a feedback session.
Rates for a 2e evaluation vary depending on the assessment needs. Call for a quote.