An IQ test can answer not only whether or not a child is gifted, but at what level. An IQ renders four sub-scale scores which can reveal learning styles, strengths, and weaknesses, and how the child manifests these as a learner and in school. Increasing your knowledge about your child in this way can steer you toward better choices and optimal learning experiences.
All psycho-educational assessments conducted atThe Center for Gifted include a discussion of appropriate school options--public,independent and parochial..
Grade acceleration evaluations by schools require IQ testing. Gifted children can benefit from grade acceleration, especially if they have an autumn birthday.
Some children excel in certain areas and struggle in others (e.g., timed tests, organizational skills, etc.). An IQ test is the first step in identifying "twice exceptionalities."
Memberships in MENSA (IQ of 130or higher) or the Davidson Institute (IQ of 145 or higher) are partly based on IQ test scores. Memberships such as these can bring access to new communities of gifted learners and are impressive resume builders.
Cheryl Lind, M.Ed., Ed.S. is an Illinois Licensed and National Certified School Psychologist,with over 15 years of testing experience working with gifted children and their families.
Please contact her for an appointment or to ask questions. She can be reached at The Center for Gifted (847-901-0173), or directly anytime at 847-970-8074.
Some of you already may be acquainted with Cheryl. Before she began her work as a professional educational psychologist, she was Associate Director of The Center for Gifted for 20+ years, writing diversified, interdisciplinary curriculums, creating and teaching new, challenging courses, and counseling our students and their families as they sought appropriate educational challenges for their bright young learners.
Cheryl's ability to tune in to the unique needs of students of divers ranges of intelligence, creativity, and competence and to tap individual learning styles is extraordinary. Families seeking support and guidance for themselves and/or their children, whether at home or within their school settings,have found her keen insights and intuition, expert advice and counsel, compassion, and nurturing, invaluable.