Dr. Todd has
been testing gifted children in the Jupiter-Palm
Beach area since 1999. Before coming to Jupiter,
she tested children for the Fairfax and
Arlington School System in the state of Virginia
for over twenty-five years. Dr. Todd takes her
responsibility to identify giftedness in
children seriously. Children placed in these
programs must live up to high standards and must
work at an accelerated rate. Thus, Dr. Todd
makes sure that her testing and scoring is
accurate and that the children are given the
time necessary to make them feel comfortable, so
that they are prepared to do their best during
the testing session.
Todd is noted for her rapport and patience with
children, as she creates an environment in which
they can perform to their fullest potential.
Regardless of whether or not they are shy,
over-energetic or distractible, she is able to
draw out their special intellectual gifts.
Although the main purpose of the visit may be to
determine the child’s intellectual potential for
gifted school placement, Dr. Todd also carefully
analyzes their personality, their testing
performance and their intellectual strengths and
weaknesses Regardless of the outcome, in regard
to whether or not a child is determined to be
gifted, recommendations will be made to assist
the parents in finding the right school
placement for their child and to guide them in
the right direction regarding the development of
their child’s talents and gifts.
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