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Many bright or gifted kids can do well in a good public or private school system. But some need more in order to stay engaged and challenged - and to be able to connect with others who share similar interests and traits.
Private testing is often the best place to start when considering options. Parents often seek an IQ test in order to get an objective view of their child's learning needs so they can make informed decisions.
I am a licensed educational psychologist who has administered hundreds of IQ tests to children of all ability levels and helped many families find the right educational program for their child. I offer expert assessment and specific advice regarding educational options.
How is my practice different?
IQ testing can give parents the information they need to:
Characteristics of giftedness can sometimes be misinterpreted as signs of ADHD, a behavioral or emotional disorder, or even a form of autism. Although gifted children can certainly have these conditions, differentiating between gifted behaviors and the traits associated with such disorders can be tricky. The more information you and others have about your child's development, the better position you are in to identify the underlying causes behind any unusual behaviors.
This fee includes:
The (approximately 2 hour) assessment session and initial consultation session
Follow up scoring, interpretation, and development and delivery of a customized confidential written follow up report with specific recommendations for educational programming
A follow-up email consultation if requested by the parent
Contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or by phone at (949) 892 9805 or (562) 743 9520 for more information or to arrange an appointment. Please note that I often book one to two months in advance. I will respond to your inquiry via email, usually within one day. Once an appointment is scheduled, I will send you a confirmation email with additional information / material. I am currently booking weekend appointments.