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Overcoming Obstacles To Learning

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To promote and advocate for the educational development and emotional wellness of children, adolescents and their families.


Patricia Pantelias Gage, Ph.D.

 

Dr. Patricia Gage began her career as a school psychologist and learning specialist with the Bureau of Cooperative Educational Services in Nassau County, New York. In 1991, she moved to Stuart, Florida, where she was instrumental in developing a number of successful programs for children, including the Mainstream Instructional and Behavioral Consultation Program for the Martin County School District, Weebiscus, an early learning program for Hibiscus Children Center and The Academic Center at The Pine School. While working as a school psychologist for the Martin County School District and later at The Pine School, Dr. Gage enjoyed a busy private practice specializing in psycho-educational evaluations and interventions for students with learning and behavioral issues. Currently, Dr. Gage continues to maintain a private practice for consultations and short term counseling and conducts presentations on her two recent books, "Mrs. Feathergreen Might Be A Superhero" and "Long Live the Queen".


Dr. Gage has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Stuart, serving as Literacy and Grants Chair, and a member of the Advisory Council for the Martin Health Foundation. She served as President of the Board for Hibiscus  Children Center, President of the Board of Trustees for The Pine School, and as a Mental Health Consultant for Head Start. She continues to serve as a student advisor for the Congressional Award for service. She is the founder of Women In Philanthropy, a women’s philanthropic circle that helps to start programs that promote wellness and mental health for women and children. She was named 2003 and 2010 Rotarian of the Year and was honored as a Woman of Distinction by Soroptimist International in 2003. 


Currently, she is a member of both the National Association of School Psychologists and the American Psychological Association.


As the cofounder of Hang In There, a company dedicated to providing resources for busy parents, she has coauthored with Dr. Gina Pehaflor, a pediatrician, numerous guides on parenting education, addressing topics such as sleep, potty training, charting a child’s development, temper tantrums, anxiety, dealing with loss, fostering optimism, and learning strategies for teens. She is the recipient of the gold 2016 Mom’s Choice Award for both Hang In There Parenting Cards: On-the-Go Guides for Raising Infants & Newborns and On-the-Go Guides for Raising Toddlers.


Dr. Gage received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and 

Psychology from Hunter College, CUNY, New York. She holds a master’s degree in School Psychological Services and a Ph.D. in Child/School Psychology from New York University. She is married to a cardiologist, Dr. Joseph Gage, and is the proud mother of two sons, Mark and Christopher. 

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