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Consulting for Families

Gain Knowledge, Skills, and Resources to Guide Your Child's Growth Holistically

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Let CTD's Expertise Work for You

Invest in a conversation with an expert from Center for Talent Development (CTD) about understanding your child's abilities, planning for talent development, and getting the most out of educational opportunities.

Areas of Expertise

  • Planning for Talent Development: Get help navigating programs and courses to create a plan for talent development based on interests and strengths. Identify CTD courses to include in a homeschool plan.
  • Navigating School Programs and Advocating Effectively for School-based Services: Learn about effective programs, gifted education policies, and how to work with schools to meet the needs of your child.
  • Using Assessment to Identify Strengths and Support Growth: Learn how to use your child's assessment data to find programs and services that meet their needs.
  • Early Learners and Talent Development: Learn how talent develops and how you can nurture your child's strengths and interests in a holistic way with strategies, activities, and opportunities for enrichment.

Set Up A Consultation

Our Center for Talent Development staff is comprised of experienced educators, leaders, advocates, and program developers whose mission is to help young people find their strengths and interests and create their unique talent development path. We offer programs for students and work closely with parents to provide you with the knowledge, skills, and resources you need to guide your child's growth holistically.

We are available to consult with parents to achieve a variety of goals. Invest in a consulting session with an expert from CTD about understanding your child’s abilities, planning for talent development, and getting the most out of educational opportunities.

Hourly Consulting Rate: $150/hour

Consulting Package: $300 (for one child). A consulting package consists of an initial hour of consultation followed by two subsequent sessions that allow for more tailored recommendations, additional data review, and time to explore additional questions and answers. 

Payment plans and financial aid are available for qualified families.

Please note: CTD staff are not counselors and do not provide psychological or mental health services. Consultations with CTD staff members address academic programming and talent development best practices.

To learn more or request an appointment, complete the form by clicking the button below or contact Elliott Cady, CTD’s Manager for Admissions and Pathways Advising, at Elliott.cady@northwestern.edu.

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CTD Pathfinders

Talent development requires more than content knowledge; it takes engagement in a community of peers, access to information about career pathways, tools that facilitate goal-setting, and opportunities to explore and take risks.

CTD PathfindersTM is a moderated peer community for students grades 4 through 12 with activities, tools, and resources that encourage conversation, exploration of interests, and goal setting for the future. There is also a parent community, CTD BackpackTM for Parents, providing access to research and from experts in the field of gifted education and weekly content tailored to the needs of parents of gifted students.

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