Giftedness Testing

Giftedness testing uses IQ and Achievement assessments to determine whether a child, adolescent or adult has the abilities to attend a fast-paced learning program.

Is my child gifted?

The following are some signs and characteristics that your child may be gifted:

  • Extremely Curious
  • Intense interests
  • Highly motivated
  • Extremely Observant
  • Superior memory
  • Long attention span
  • Well-developed abilities of abstraction, conceptualization, and synthesis of information
  • Quickly and easily sees relationships between ideas, objects, or facts
  • Learns quickly and requires minimal repetition or practice
  • Original thinking
  • Unusual and vivid imagination
  • Fluent and flexible thinking
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Good imagination
  • Sensitive (emotionally and sometimes physically)
  • Loses interest in mundane tasks
  • Perfectionistic
  • Relates well to adults (teachers, parents)
  • May prefer the company of older children or adults
  • Well-developed and sometimes odd sense of humor
  • Enjoys learning
  • Large vocabulary
  • May speak and/or read early

What can the results from Giftedness testing be used for?

  • Identifying your child as eligible for a gifted program at school
  • Providing information about learning needs, strengths and weaknesses
  • Identifying if there are any learning disabilities that need to be addressed
  • Specific recommendations for accommodations at school

Importance of identifying giftedness in children

It is important that gifted children are identified so that they can obtain an education that is suited to their needs and abilities. All children deserve to be challenged, motivated, and to learn at a speed and complexity that is appropriate to them.

Gifted kids often become bored and frustrated at school because the curriculum does not challenge them, and this can often appear to others as apathy or laziness. Gifted children need to be encouraged to reach their full potential and to be given the opportunity to learn in a way that allows them to explore their natural curiosity.