Saturday, January 1, 2011

Links I Find Helpful

Updated July 1, 2014

Gifted Testing in or near Hillsborough County and Pasco County, FL

Since we are about to launch our gifted pilot program in the Fall of 2014, I thought that it would be helpful to share contact information related to gifted testing & assessments.  The following are listings of psychologists who offer gifted testing and assessments in or near Pasco County and Hillsborough County Florida. I am sharing their contact information as they are all licensed and have been listed by other gifted programs, both public and private, in the Greater Tampa region.
I have not personally used their services, but have found all of them to be very professional and helpful when I have contacted them. 

Maria Aranda, Ph.D.

Website: Helping Tampa Families

Maria T. Aranda, Ph.D.
6601 Memorial Hwy., Suite 308
Tampa, Florida 33615

Phone (813) 431-2798

Licensed Psychologist #PY5983
Offers gifted testing and counseling. 12 years experience. Fluent in English and Spanish.

Paige Frecker, Ed.S., NCSP.

Website: Gifted Testing of Tampa Bay

Phone: 813-610-7905

Offers gifted testing. Licensed school psychologist (Florida License # SS715) in private practice in the Tampa, Lakeland, Plant City, St. Pete, and Clearwater areas.  8 years experience. Helps children in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Polk counties.  Offers courses on homework and study skills, in addition to gifted testing.

Rice Psychology Group

Website: Rice Psychology Group

Rice Psychology Group – Carrollwood
14310 N. Dale Mabry Highway

Suite 150
Tampa, FL 33618
North Tampa Phone: 813-969-3878  Fax: 813-969-3887

Rice Psychology Group – South Tampa
1501 South Dale Mabry Highway
Suite A-6 (Second floor)
Tampa, FL 33629
South Tampa Phone: 813-251-3878

Rice Psychology Group consists of:
Wendy Rice,  PsyD, Licensed Pyschologist & Founder, Rice Psychology Group; 13 years practice.
Plus the following additional psychologists:
Lacy Hiltbrand, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist
Megan Sutsko, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist
Melissa DeGeso-Jones, Psy.D., Psychology Resident
Jeffrey Smith, Ed.S., Licensed School Psychologist
Heather Hernandez, Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Their offices conduct diagnostic interviews, gifted testing & assessments
cognitive training, therapy, attention, memory, organization coaching, and ADHD work.

These are some of the links that I find to be helpful. I used to have many more listings related to Montessori, when the boys were young. I plan to create an updated Montessori links page and an updated early childhood and primary education links page for those blog followers or Pinterest followers who follow my Montessori boards, or my early childhood / primary education boards.
I have added more links related to gifted education, as those are the links I am currently using for my sons and for Sunrise Learning Lab's gifted pilot program.

Hope that these links are helpful to you too...

Also, here is a link to a collection of You Tube videos that correlate with Core Knowledge - Grade 3. Little Bro will be starting Grade 3 this fall. Even though he is working at an accelerated pace, I like to see resources such as these You Tube videos, that correlate with what other grade 3 students would be learning.
This list was compiled by Kelly Flick, so a huge thanks to Kelly for compiling this for all homeschool families who use Core Knowledge in their homeschooling! There are 33 videos in this compilation. It lists various videos that tie in with music and poetry appreciation for grade 3. A few of the selections might be ones that Kelly has added personally, as I did not see all 33 in the resources list from CK...but these are all perfect tie ins! So thanks again, Kelly!

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