Gifted Minds

Testing provides objective assessment of a child’s profile of cognitive strengths and weaknesses which may allow for early and individual education planning.

GATCA organises for Fiona Smith from Gifted Minds to travel to Perth from Sydney about 3 times each year so members can access expertise in gifted assessment. Fiona looks beyond IQ to help you determine how personal intensities and sensitivities impact in the classroom and is skilled at finding creative-divergent children whose gifts may be invisible in the classroom.

Fiona Smith uses the WISC-V with extended IQ scores approved by the NAGC in the US for children over six years. Fiona is unique in the field of Gifted as she combines Psychology and Education degrees (Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honours in Psychology and a Masters Degree of Education, majoring in Gifted Education)

Fiona has practiced in the field extensively as a: consultant with the University of New South Wales in the GERRIC Centre (Gifted Education Research, Resource and Information Centre), private practice and is frequently invited to assess children and adolescents around Australia, as well as internationally, having assessed over 3000 gifted individuals over the past 19 years.

To find out more about Perth assessments contact Kriss

Gifted Minds Counselling

Dominic Westbrook is the Counsellor at Gifted Minds. He has a Bachelor of Arts and a Graduate Diploma in Counselling and is registered with PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia). His role is to work with gifted children, adolescents and young adults in resilience-based training to help with any negative aspects of intensity and high ability. Growing up as a gifted student himself, he has a clear understanding of the frustration and boredom that can be a factor in some academic institutions. Dominic works with his clients to create balance between the intellectual, emotional and social spheres using person-centred and cognitive behavioural therapy techniques
0411 370 388


Question and Answer Evenings with Fiona Smith

Post testing and for parents considering testing GATCA offers the opportunity to meet with Gifted Minds for a Q & A evening. These evenings provide the opportunity to ask questions about schooling issues or behaviours to further parenting and schooling understandings and are:
  • free of charge to members
  • in a lounge setting of 8 to 10 people
  • held about 3 times a year

Cost: Free and only available to GATCA members