I founded Children Evolving in 1996, to continue the work of my mentor, Dr. Annemarie Roeper. The AMRoeper Method of Gifted Qualitative Assessment (GQA) is a relational, experiential, respectful approach to assessment that facilitates a deeper understanding of children and, thus, nurtures them in being more fully who they are.
Gifted children typically have valuable strengths such as advanced abstract reasoning, creativity, problem-solving abilities, empathy and compassion; attributes I see as vital for the future of humanity. Unfortunately, the strengths of the gifted are not usually recognized or fostered in most schools today. Giftedness expresses itself in many ways that can pose unexpected challenges for teachers and parents alike. My mission is to raise awareness and curtail the unfortunate loss of potential in our brightest children.
My passion is to serve:
- Families grappling to understand the essence of giftedness beyond school achievement.
- Educators, therapists and parents seeking clarity to support healthy growth of children in their care
- Exceptional children who yearn for understanding, guidance and relationship with those who support them to flourish.
It’s my privilege to partner with you to discover possibilities for your child and provide optimal educational and emotional support.
“I want to thank you again for your assessment and we will follow your recommendations to a t.
All of your observations resonated and you put them in a context that made sense for the first time.
I have to say, I didn’t think [our son] would open up and I was honestly amazed at how comfortable he was with you. That was a first and you are right that approaching him without expectations freed him up to share himself. I just wish we would have found you sooner because your approach to assessment is magic and revitalized our appreciation of our son.”