Scheduled with our Executive Director Renu B. Rose to support parents seeking guidance on a myriad of individual needs for their gifted students. Consultations may be held in Colorado or setup long distance across the country.
Identification & Assessment of Giftedness
Comprehensive, multi-faceted evaluation for giftedness which includes a cognitive assessment (Wechsler Preschool & Primary Scale of Intelligence-IV, Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-IV, or Stanford-Binet), as well as assessment of creative, social, emotional intelligences, and a learning styles assessment. Our uniquely comprehensive assessment process may includes an in-class observation of child in their current educational setting, and also includes a detailed developmental/family history. Our goal is to honor a holistic, multiple-intelligences perspective of a student as we assess for giftedness. Following the assessment, a detailed evaluation report is developed, and an evaluation feedback session is scheduled with parents to review findings and share detailed recommendations.
Identification & Assessment of Learning Differences & Psychological Needs
We provide assessments for students who may be twice-exceptional, gifted but who also may have academic, learning, or affective needs which need identification and support.
Educational Services for Gifted Students
- Individualized Educational Sessions for Gifted Students
- Individualized Educational Sessions for Gifted with Learning Differences/Twice-Exceptional Students
- Educational Modules for Homeschooled Students
- Project and Inquiry-Based, Integrative Curriculum Model Utilized at SAGE Honoring Cognitive, Academic, and Affective Development of Gifted
- In-School Consultations
- In-Class Observations & Teacher Support
Psychotherapy Services for Gifted Students
- Individual Play Therapy for Young Children
- Individual Therapy for Elementary and Adolescent Students
- Family Therapy
Occupational Therapy Services for Gifted Students
School Placement Guidance
If your student has been identified as gifted, you're likely considering finding the appropriate school to challenge your student and more fully develop his or her talents. Finding this school fit can be stressful and confusing. It is often difficult to find objective ways to compare different school offerings. SAGE staff are familiar with the variety of gifted schools, public and private. We also support you in finding independent schools that have excellent programs for the highly gifted student. We will provide you an objective recommendation based on your student's abilities and preferences.
SAT/ACT College Prep and Coaching Support
- Coping skills for anxiety reduction during high stakes testing
- Enhancing vocabulary and reading comprehension
- Post-secondary transition services
Individualized Educational Programs
Consultation and Advocacy
SAGE Center for Gifted offers services with a specialist in the field of Special Education who will provide guidance on navigating the IEP process in the public school system, attend school meetings, consult with IEP teams to ensure compliance under the guidelines of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and serve as an advocate to students and families when mediation is needed.
Animals, including humans, have an area in the brain (limbic system) that allows for sensing danger. Horses’ survival as prey animals depends on instinctively spotting any incongruity in their environment. Their developed limbic system allows them to sense behavior and emotional incongruity in other animal’s and human’s behavior. Horses possess the skills to lead authentically, communicate clearly, and trust their instincts and are sensitive to and respond to moods and body language of other horses in the herd. Horses are sensitive to other animals’ emotions, particularly human emotions, and tend to mirror people’s emotions and feelings. In the therapeutic process, horses provide direct and immediate feedback to people on their emotions, and their conscious/unconscious intentions and behaviors. For many individuals, it is less threatening to first make physical and emotional contact with an animal and to try out new ways of being; then it becomes easier to experiment with these new ways of being in day-to-day life. Why are horses good therapists for children and their families? A herd is structured, and a horse’s behavior is stereotyped depending on their role in the herd. By observing the herd behavior, an equine therapist helps children and families understand how their family herd is functioning. From this understanding, families and their children learn to make changes to improve their interactions within the family and in the world.
- Parent Education Services
- Teacher Education & Professional Development Services
- Social Skills Groups for Gifted
- Day/Summer Camps for Gifted
- Speaker Series on Gifted Education Topics
- Gifted School Design & Development
Please note that our clients pay for SAGE fees by credit card and our fee structure is based on the customized services our families select from the array above. We do not accept insurance as part of our practice and are not able to complete or process insurance claims and/or receipts. We are pleased to offer a sliding scale fee structure to our families based on financial need.
SAGE is pleased to have membership in the following organizations: National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), the California Association for the Gifted (CAG), and the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented (CAGT).
For more information on how SAGE Center for Gifted can help you and your exceptional student, please submit this form and we will get back to you ASAP.
Or, if you prefer, call 720.438.9620. It is the central number for all SAGE locations.