Welcome to the home of Taylored Solutions – an evidence based, innovative service, designed to accommodate each child’s unique learning needs. I offer support to gifted/twice-exceptional (2e) children and their parents, who are seeking optimal learning environments that respect the wellbeing of the child. 


My mission is to develop within children, learning narratives that are growth oriented and goals focused. I do this by honouring the strengths of each child and by working with the personal attributes of each child. I also have a high regard for families and their role in the support of their young person.

A personal journey

Being the parent of three diverse, gifted and 2e children, I appreciate the challenges and delights that come with raising these kids. As a result, I understand that these children require a tailored approach. As a teacher, I know that many schools struggle to offer this flexibility. Consequently, it is common for gifted children to spend a lot of time ‘passing the time’, unchallenged in traditional schools. In comparison, I have noticed that 2e children usually spend the majority of their time at school working on their weaknesses.

What story is your child telling themselves?

Early school experiences shape the narratives that children tell themselves about their ability to learn and the value of education. Unsurprisingly, these stories have a powerful impact on how kids engage with learning now and into the future. In fact, these value judgements are two key factors that lead to underachievement.

As I work with students, I help them to reframe their experiences. The focus on resilience has, at times, meant that children blame themselves, rather than seeking help to find a pathway forward.  I want them to develop a more positive view of themselves as learners. To increase motivation, I connect the skills that they need to develop, to passions they already have. This gives a sense of purpose and meaning to the learning. We also need to acknowledge the challenges they face.

Rather than being afraid of mistakes, I want children to better appreciate the role of mistakes and practice. I realise that this is a difficult process for children who rarely experience challenge or alternatively, rarely experience success. It is also important to recognise when a student is lagging in skills or disengaged due to a lack of challenge.

Central to my mission are the following core practices and beliefs:

  1. Appreciate the individual – believe in the potential and promise of each child
  2. Nurture strengths first, support weaknesses as needed. Find a way around the challenge.
  3. Develop problem solving skills and self acceptance, to enable students to become masters of their own learning. Student agency and voice is critical.

How can I help?

As a tailored service, I can offer a range of support options to suit your child.

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