Giftedness (IQ) Assessment
Giftedness is a complex, multidimensional set of traits that appear in everyday life and may include advanced intellectual ability, creativity, strong motivation to learn and originality. Gifted children are curious about things others would not find interesting, and have a more mature understanding of the world around them. They have a drive to work with challenging topics that require more time or effort than other students. Many gifted children excel at math and science because of their strong reasoning skills and ability to understand concepts on many different levels.
Giftedness testing may include a variety of psychological and behavioural measures to evaluate the unusually high level of academic, creative, social and emotional development typically seen in gifted children. This can include measures of cognitive ability, creativity, problem solving and abstract thinking. The test results are used to facilitate appropriate educational programming for gifted children. Getting your child assessed can open up doors for them by helping them qualify for gifted programs and receive a more enriched education that engages them and helps them reach their full potential.
Testing for Gifted Children
A comprehensive intelligence test is designed to measure a wide variety of cognitive processing skills, verbal and nonverbal functioning, reasoning capabilities, knowledge, working memory, quantitative reasoning, visual-spacial reasoning, and abstract thinking.
Academic testing assesses how well your child performs in academic areas of reading and comprehension, writing and spelling, and mathematics. It also compares your child’s abilities and skills with those of other students, both within grade level and across grade levels.
Supplementary tests assess any additional signs of giftedness to paint a full picture such as problem solving skills, creativity, abstract thinking, comprehension, leadership skills, ethics, decision making skills, emotional intelligence and emotional control.
Could Your Child Be Gifted?
Have you been wondering if your child may be gifted? Although all children are unique with limitless potential, gifted children engage in behaviours and have characteristics that differentiate them from everyone else.
Being observant is the one of the key differences in gifted children. They easily observe and understand behaviours, patterns, and situations.
Parents will often notice their child is gifted when they start reading their own bedtime stories and writing them handwritten letters as early as 3 years old.
Gifted children are more curious and engaged with their environment than other children. They always have a question and will critically assess the answer.
Highly focused and able to maintain concentration for a long time, gifted children tend to maximize their learning potential while tuning out distractions.
Gifted children are often out of the box thinkers. With a natural ability to pick up new skills, they tend to excel at art, music, and writing.
They are sponges. High IQ children pick up new skills and learn new information faster than the average person.
These children tend to become topic experts. When they are interested in something, they will learn everything there is to know.
Gifted children tend to enjoy the company of adults over other children since adults are better able to keep up with their intellect.
Gifted children are different from their peers. They have an advanced ability to think, perceive and reason. They also perform better than their peers on challenging tasks and are curious about the world around them. These unusually bright children could benefit greatly from a tailored curriculum that helps them realize their full potential. Gifted assessments are often required in order for a child to be enrolled in gifted programs offered through public or private schools.
Giftedness (IQ) Assessment Providers
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Maria is able to perform formal assessments for adults, including mental health assessments, ADHD assessments, and intelligence (IQ) assessments with the support of her supervisor.
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