Consultancy and Parent Support

In the last 6 years or so Derrin has assisted the families of more than 300 gifted children with understanding their child’s giftedness and with education planning and advocacy support.
At the end of 2010, Tracy Taylor joined Derrin in working with families.

Derrin and Tracy are available to work with parents and families and to assist with educational planning for gifted children including advocacy and mediation with schools. Derrin’s experience in the area of Early Childhood Education has equipped her well to work with young gifted children and their families in addition to older children in need of assistance or accommodation at school, including twice exceptional (2E) children. Tracy’s experience with literacy, visual spatial learners and homeschooling adds a further dimension to the information available to parents.

Consultations can be conducted by email, telephone or in person (preferable if possible), or a combination.

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Derrin Cramer taught for 10 years in the Mid West region and then until the end of 2005 co-ordinated programs for gifted students at St Stephen’s school in Duncraig, where she had established the gifted program in the Primary School. Since that time she has become increasingly busy working as an independent consultant to parents and teachers in the area of gifted education providing support and professional learning opportunities. Derrin completed a Masters Degree in Education specialising in Gifted and Talented education in 2007. Prior to this she had completed the Certificate of Gifted Education (Distinction) from UNSW and also taught in the GERRIC Poppyseeds program in Sydney. A guest lecturer in the Postgraduate Certificate Course in Gifted and Talented Education at Murdoch Uni on several occasions she has been an active member of the Gifted and Talented Children’s Association since moving to Perth in 2003 acting as the WA representative to the Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented (AAEGT) for 5 years. She is also a member of the Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY). She has 2 gifted daughters.


Tracy Taylor is the mother of 3 gifted children all of whom have a preference for visual spatial learning. She has almost completed her PhD, lectures at ECU and UWA, and has home schooled each of her children at various times. Her qualifications include Dip T, B. Ed (ECU) and M. Ed (Woll).


Please email for more information or to organise an appointment.
Office hours are (usually) Tues, Thurs and Friday from 9am to 4.30pm. Emails will be answered as quickly as possible.


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