Gifted Testing & Education

Gifted Testing: Creativity, visual arts, leadership, language, math, science, dance, theater, gymnastics; in any area of human pursuit, some people surface as unique in their development. Because of this, at Turning Point, we view as “gifted” someone who is in need of unique understanding and advocacy. As you decide on…

Summer Camps for Kids 2019

Start planning your child’s summer camp experience now. Have a hard time looking for camps in the Colorado area? We’ve got you covered. We’ve included summer camps for Gifted, LD/ADHD children as well as general summer camps that include science, nature, or the arts. (Please be aware that we do…

Talking to Your Kids About Their ADHD or Learning Disability

Finding out there is a reason for difficulties in school comes as a relief for some children. While they may know they are having trouble learning, they may not know why they struggle or that other children may have difficulties as well. Some children are relieved to know that there…

SLOW PROCESSING SPEED (referred to as SPS in this article)

Understanding what slow processing is and the role it may play in your child’s life is essential. Slow processing speed is not an official diagnosis in and of itself, but it can be an associated feature of ADHD or a learning disability. Children with slow processing speed do benefit from…

Interventions for Gifted Teens Who Are Underachieving

The underachievement of gifted students is a perplexing phenomenon. Too often, for no apparent reason, students who show great academic promise fail to perform at a level commensurate with their previously documented abilities, frustrating both parents and teachers (Whitmore, 1986). The process of defining underachievement, identifying underachieving gifted students, and…