Yes, All Kids are Gifted, but for Some Children Giftedness is a Special Need
Gifted testing can determine eligibility for gifted education programs and help to identify ways you can support your child’s unique cognitive profile, gifts, and talents.
Dr. Meyer’s gifted testing services provide you with an objective measure of your child's general level of intellectual ability and profile of cognitive strengths and challenges.
This information can also be useful for sharing with teachers, as it offers an objective measure of your child's overall level of intellectual ability and capacity for learning.
Dr. Meyer uses the Wechsler system of instruments, the most widely used assessment tools for measuring children's intellectual ability. For children under the age of 6, Dr. Meyer administers the Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence, Fourth Edition (WPPSI-IV). For children aged 6 and older, she uses the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, Fifth Edition (WISC-V).
The gifted testing process includes the following:
- Parent intake documentation
- Administration of the WPPSI-IV or WISC-V
- Individualized summary report
- Parent feedback session
“Thank you for creating such a warm and comfortable environment! Our son keeps asking when he’ll be going back to play more learning games. He had so much fun!” —Parent of a 4-year-old son
Many children enjoy the process of IQ testing. However, in order to maximize children's ability to perform at their best, Dr. Meyer often spends time informally playing with children and their parents prior to beginning testing, in order to allow children an opportunity to warm up to an unfamiliar person and setting. For young children who become tired mid-way through testing, it may be necessary to extend test administration over two sessions.
The cost for the gifted testing service with Dr. Meyer is $1200. While this service is not typically covered by insurance, we have teamed up with Blispay to offer families a long-term payment option.