IQ, or Intelligence Quotient, is a measure of cognitive abilities that encompass reasoning, problem-solving, and comprehension skills.
An IQ Assessment is helpful when:
- Your child has difficulty coping with his or her current school demands.
- There is a concern whether your child is ready for Primary 1 in a mainstream school.
- Your child may benefit more from a special education service rather than mainstream education.
- Your child has any existing medical condition, or is on any medication that may affect his or her learning ability.
Our IQ testing procedure involves a series of tasks and questions designed to assess different aspects of intelligence.
By exploring verbal and non-verbal domains, we gain a holistic perspective on an individual’s intellectual capabilities. These insights are invaluable for tailoring educational strategies, identifying areas of focus, and providing a foundation for personalized learning plans.
What does an IQ Test involve?
This is an in-person interview with your child and yourself, to obtain important clinical information which helps with the diagnosis.
The psychologist will then advise on what specific tests are required to proceed, and the costs involved.
Occasionally, more than 1 assessment session may be needed.
At a separate session, specific tests will be administered. These are standardized rating scales and specific assessment instruments.
The whole test takes about 1 to 2 hours to administer depending on the age of your child.
A typical IQ test requires your child to solve some problems in a given time under supervision. In the IQ test, there are many subtests that will be interpreted by the Psychologist, and practical feedback provided during a dedicated session with you and/or your child.
In cases where other add-on assessments are required (for example specific learning tests or tests for conditions such as ADHD), this may span over 2 or more sessions.
Review & Feedback
The psychologist will meet with you and your child to discuss the results and diagnosis. A copy of the report will be provided, and importantly, specific advice and interventions