Dr. Wanda Eppes & Associates

Licensed Psychologist & School Psychologist

IQ Testing for the Gifted and/or Developmentally Delayed

If your child seems advanced, or delayed, for his or her age, it may be helpful to learn more about various strengths and/or weaknesses for early intervention purposes by obtaining a cognitive test for IQ.

IQ Testing, also called Cognitive, Intelligence or Ability Testing, is designed to predict cognitive ability for school success. Typically vocabulary, visual-spatial skills and memory are evaluated with age appropriate tools. Also, visual-motor processing speed, fluid reasoning and quantitative reasoning may be measured. The individual's performance is then compared with a national sample of individuals the same age in order to make predictions about strengths and weaknesses.

Advanced students typically demonstrate accelerated skills as a pre-school child. Once they are in school, they may be eligible for Gifted resource programming. An individually administered IQ test with a report from this office may facilitate your student's eligibility for these services. The cost includes a one-half-hour feedback session to review the results with the parent.

Developmentally delayed students require early intervention. Early identification is crucial for those with any kind of developmental delay and our providers have at their disposal a wide variety of tools for identification purposes. We recommend a comprehensive evaluation rather than just an IQ test in order to explore many facets of the child. We may use the Stanford-Binet, a Wechsler Scale, the Woodcock-Johnson Tests of Cognitive Ability, the Reynolds (RIAS) or the Universal Nonverbal Intelligence Test (UNIT). Questionnaires and Observations Schedules such as the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) may also be used.