Identifying giftedness is complex because there are many different types of gifted abilities. The gifted testing options we offer takes this into account. We provide Gifted Screenings as well as comprehensive educational assessments to examine gifted abilities. As part of the Gifted Screening process, we include the IQ test and also obtain several parent questionnaires for examining characteristics of giftedness, as well as information on your child’s developmental history, because giftedness is not identified on the basis of IQ testing alone.
Comprehensive educational assessments for gifted identification also include achievement testing, which is required by some schools and also provides the necessary body of evidence for school districts to formally identify children as gifted. Both of these testing options allow us to provide you with a detailed overview of your child’s overall cognitive abilities, including strengths and any areas for growth, as well as recommendations for schools, programming, educational needs, as well as social and emotional needs that are unique to gifted children.
Even if the testing does not reveal gifted intellectual abilities, your child will benefit from a comprehensive assessment of how he or she learns best and what changes you may wish to make in the school or home to optimize his or her functioning.