I have spent the last decade or so immersing myself in the world of gifted and 2e students, educators, and providers. I realized through firsthand experience and from connecting with other parents that gifted and 2e students were getting the short end of the stick in many settings. This helped shape my vision for creating PEAK Exceptional Services. My goal was to create a unique, specialized practice where families of gifted, 2e, and neurodivergent individuals could breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that there are people who truly “get it.” PEAK continues to evolve, parallel with my awareness and understanding of neurodiversity.
I now focus much of my professional life as a neuropsychologist providing education, advocacy, and knowledge on gifted and twice-exceptional issues. In my practice, I offer comprehensive psychoeducational. neurodevelopmental, and neuropsychological testing services specifically for identifying giftedness, learning differences, and ADHD as well as consultation, support, and coaching for other parents. Helping other parents and families in identifying their children’s unique gifts and challenges is one of the most satisfying aspects of my work. I specialize in teasing out the presence (or absence) of underlying learning disabilities and ADHD in gifted children and adults. I have come to learn that my neurodiversity-affirmative approach is quite unique among my professional colleagues. My goal is to use the results of each assessment to help create positive educational, social, and personal experiences for each child and family.