Frequently Asked Questions

I'm pretty sure my child isn't "gifted" but he/she has gifts and talents.  Is Gifted and Talented Connections a good fit for me?

At Gifted and Talented Connections, we celebrate your child's uniqueness. So, yes, you will find that we have a wide variety of skills and tools that will add value to his/her life.  See our services page to learn more.

How will I know if my child is gifted?

Per Michigan Association for Gifted Children:

"If you suspect your child is gifted you probably have already noticed some of the traits common to gifted children. A few of the characteristics you may have noticed are a large vocabulary, extreme curiosity, intensity of emotions, boredom with routines and a strong need for precision often demonstrated by the frequent and early use of the word “actually.” Gifted children may be able to read early or be interested in numbers early. If your child is in school, his or her academic performance may support your suspicions. However, gifted children in the wrong academic setting may not perform up to their intellectual potential.

So what can you do in order to get more information? Some parents choose to find a licensed professional, usually a psychologist, who does IQ testing and has experience testing gifted children. Intelligence tests are designed to measure general intellectual ability. Although there are no standard IQ levels of intellectual giftedness, some experts suggest the following IQ ranges: Mildly gifted: 115 to 129; Moderately gifted: 130 to 144; Highly gifted: 145 to 159; Exceptionally gifted: 160 +. Once your child’s testing is complete it is critical to have a chance to discuss the findings with the testing professional to help answer all of your questions and interpret the results. If your suspicions are confirmed, you will need to educate yourself on the unique academic and social emotional needs of gifted children, so that you can become a strong advocate for your child."

What does Gifted and Talented Connections charge for your services?

Gifted and Talented Connections offers mastermind groups, coaching services, webinars, and workshops.  Those prices are based on your specific needs.  We also have three membership options to service your needs.  

How do I become a member of Gifted and Talented Connections?

Contact us here to make payment arrangements.  We will respond within one business day.