Joy L. Navan, Ph.D.

Joy L. Navan, M.A., Ph.D. is an Educational Consultant at The Amend Group. She received her Ph.D. in Psychopedagogy from the University of Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Navan serves the educational and behavioral needs of gifted children through online consultation with families nationally and internationally. Services are provided in English or Spanish. Recently retired as a Parent & Educational Consultant, Dr. Navan’s expertise combines her five decades of educational practice and knowledge working with gifted students and a thorough understanding of the socioemotional lives of gifted individuals.

Dr. Navan has extensive experience in facilitating acceleration of highly, exceptionally, and profoundly gifted students. In addition, she assists families in planning and making the transition from traditional school to online and/or homeschooling. Trained by Dr. Annemarie Roeper in Qualitative Assessment, Dr. Navan collaborates with families in understanding their gifted child’s social-emotional qualities and needs, suggesting parenting strategies that respond to their unique characteristics.

Dr. Navan's years of service include director of the Murray State Center for Gifted Studies, the Kentucky State Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education, the Kentucky Association for Gifted Education Board (KAGE), and the Board of Directors for Supporting Emotional Needs of Gifted (SENG). She has written numerous academic and community articles regarding the nature and needs of gifted individuals. She has also published two books, Nurturing the Gifted Female: A Guide for Educators and Parents and more recently On Gifted Elders: Awareness, Aspirations, Advocacy.

In the area of professional development, Dr. Navan collaborates with school districts to provide teacher-centered services on methods of serving the gifted in schools. She works with schools to design and deliver services districtwide, schoolwide, by subject or grade, or through individual coaching.

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