Giftedness

Headstart offers psychological assessment and therapy services to children, adolescents, and adults who have areas of extremely high intellectual ability (giftedness). 

Our psychologists understand the challenges often faced by people with very high intellectual ability, such as anxiety, perfectionism, depression, and feeling different from peers. We also recognise that people with extraordinary skills may have a range of different ability levels or difficulties in other intellectual or academic areas. 

Headstart psychologists can assist the gifted individual in embracing areas of strength while building additional skills and insights to help them flourish. We offer psycho-educational assessments to gain a thorough understanding of the individual’s ability profile. We can also provide tailored assistance to parents and schools in best supporting individuals with extraordinary abilities.