What People Are Saying:
Mike (Dr. Postma) has succeeded in addressing each of the challenges (working with students, families and teachers) in such a way that the community of parents and educators see him for what he is: an effective, knowledgeable advocate for gifted and twice exceptional children and those who serve them in school and raise them at home.
Having worked with Michael (Dr. Postma) extensively, I can attest to his sophisticated understanding of the issues that interplay and impact gifted and 2e children through classroom instruction, developmental issues, social/emotional issues, policy and parenting. Michael understands what gifted/2e children need to learn, grow and thrive.
Dr. Mike Postma has been a tremendous resource and ally for our family of three. We met Mike after we heard him present at a conference on the latest research on neuroscience. We were so impressed with his knowledge and style of deliver. He was not obtuse or inaccessible, but has a sensitive and intuitive understanding about the challenges that come with understanding, appreciating and supporting atypical kids as they navigate social systems that were not created to support them. Each member of our family has become more confident, thanks to consultations with Mike. It is as though he brings a map to help us find our way forward, and he helps us interpret it. We have learned concepts and tapped into external and internal resources that we were previously not aware of. Specifically, he has helped us navigate a transition from homeschooling to public high school, and has coached us to become more assertive advocates for our son as we explore questions around acceleration, enrichment, emotional intensities, fears, and so on. He continues to offer information, perspective and insight that help us feel less isolated, more positive and empowered. Mike is a lifeline for our family and we are so thankful for his help and coaching in our journey.
When our twice exceptional son rapidly imploded, going from straight A student to being incapacitated with anxiety and depression, we were utterly devastated and hopeless. We were blessed to discover Mike Postma. Mike has walked this path before and has been an anchor of stability for us as we navigate our son's path forward. We highly recommend that parents who find themselves in similar situations allow Mike to educate them and give them the tools they need to effectively help their child. Mike remains as our primary source of reason while we guide our son on his journey.
Micheal was a keynote presenter and also led breakout sessions dealing with neurodiversity in gifted and 2e children and how it impacts academic, social and emotional development. Using the latest brain research, Michael helped his audiences understand the academic, social and emotional needs of their students. His deep expertise and experience, coupled with his generosity of time and talent, enhanced the conference for all who attended.