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Gifted and 2e Assessment, Counseling and Support | IQ Testing 2017-08-21T22:03:48+00:00

Exceptional Services for Gifted, 2e, ADHD, and LD

PEAK Exceptional Services is a private multidisciplinary practice with offices in Northglenn and Denver. Our passion is helping to identify gifted and twice-exceptional(2e) students as well as offering sensitive, strength-based support services to meet the needs of the “whole person.” We offer assessment for giftedness, ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and High Functioning Autism (Asperger’s). In addition, we are approved providers of IQ testing for school admission to specialized charter, magnet, and private schools.  Counseling, parenting consultation and coaching, and support services for exceptional children and adults are also provided.

Our primary goal is to provide education advocacy and knowledge (PEAK) to individuals and families regarding the unique strengths, needs, and challenges of the gifted and 2e populations as well as individuals with ADHD and learning disabilities. We are a team of dedicated professionals who are committed to working collaboratively with you to offer a range of services and information that will help you advocate for yourself or your children effectively. Our providers truly understand gifted and twice-exceptional children, teens, and adults.

Need IQ Testing, Psychoeducational, or Neuropsychological Testing?

If you are looking for IQ testing for school or gifted program admission, or an assessment for gifted identification purposes, our assessment providers have over twenty years of experience in offering these services. In addition to assessments for giftedness, we offer comprehensive assessments to help get to the bottom of your most pressing questions regarding your child’s (or your) abilities. Some of the most common issues we evaluate for include:

  • ADD or ADHD
  • Dyslexia
  • Stealth Dyslexia
  • Executive Functioning Deficits
  • Specific Learning Disabilities (Reading, Writing, Math)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders/Asperger’s
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Academic Underachievement
  • School Accommodations (IEP and 504 Plans)
  • College Admissions Testing Accommodations (e.g. SAT)

Our practice uses the most widely accepted IQ tests, achievement tests, educational, and psychological assessment instruments. We use well-known cognitive, educational, and neuropsychological tests to provide the highest quality assessment services. In addition, we always tailor each assessment to the individual. We don’t want you or your child to go through  (or pay for!) tests that are not needed to answer your questions. Each test battery is decided upon after consultation with you, in order to answer your specific questions. Some of the most common tests we use include:

  • WPPSI-IV – IQ test for children aged 3 – 5
  • WISC-V – IQ test for children aged 6-15
  • WAIS-IV – IQ test for adults and teenagers 16 and older
  • WIAT-III – formal academic achievement test
  • BASC-3 – measure of emotional and behavioral functioning
  • BRIEF 2 – formal measure of executive functioning
  • Conners 3 – assessment of ADD/ADHD symptoms and behaviors
  • ADOS-2 – assessment for autism spectrum disorders
  • Various other educational and neuropsychological tests

Looking for Support and Guidance?

Unfortunately, many mental health and health care providers do not understand the unique needs and characteristics of gifted and 2e individuals. This can lead to gifted and 2e children (and adults!) getting mislabeled and misdiagnosed. Too many children, teenagers, and adults are provided with unnecessary medication prescriptions and other forms of intervention that do not fully meet their needs, not to mention of lifetime of being misunderstood!

Dr. Terri Lucero, the owner and clinical director of PEAK, is passionate about providing sensitive and compassionate support to gifted and twice-exceptional children and adults. Dr. Lucero has carefully selected the PEAK Exceptional Services provider team to meet the needs of our unique clients. Our psychologists, therapists, occupational therapist, and academic coach understand the challenges of finding appropriate support for gifted and twice-exceptional students. The mission of PEAK Exceptional Services is to offer assessment, counseling, parent consultation, and other complementary support services in one convenient location.

Our caring and experienced staff members deliver high quality services for gifted, 2e, and other differently wired individuals. Services are specifically tailored to each child and family and include:

  • Family counseling
  • Play therapy
  • Counseling for teenagers
  • Parent coaching
  • Executive Function coaching and workshops
  • Occupational therapy
  • Consultation and Advocacy for navigating the school system
  • IEP/504 Plan Consultations

Have you been to other therapists who didn’t seem to understand the whole picture? Has the school or another health provider focused too much on your child’s weaknesses and turned a blind eye to their strengths?

We get it!

Do your child (and your family) a favor and schedule a consultation with a provider who will look at things from a fresh perspective.  Call now to get started!

Offices in Northglenn/Thornton and Denver

We are pleased offer our specialized assessment and counseling services for gifted and 2e students to Thornton, Westminster, Broomfield, Northglenn, Denver, and the surrounding areas. We welcome new and existing clients to our center in the north corridor of Denver, just east of I-25 on 120th. The office is conveniently located within a short drive from just about anywhere in the Denver metro area. Our Denver location is easy to access from Speer and I-25 and remains open for assessment and parent consultation services.

Call Today to Schedule an Appointment!

720-377-3250

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As the parent of a 2e student who struggles with both ADHD and processing speed issues, I have been challenged with how to talk to my son about his gifts and his challenges. When he was younger, I simplified the conversations greatly –saying things like, “You are really great at math! And… you also have trouble focusing sometimes, and that can make school hard for you.” [...]