Could Your Child Benefit From A Gifted And Talented Assessment?
Do you suspect that your child’s boredom, irritability, or frustration with school stems from a lack of intellectual stimulation and engagement?
And are you searching for testing that could potentially facilitate your child’s enrollment into a gifted program?
It’s possible you feel as though your child is not being challenged at an appropriate level. Whether they don’t show an interest in the subject matter they’re being taught or complain about school being too easy, it’s concerning when students aren’t engaging with their academics—especially when otherwise bright and motivated. Oftentimes, this signals a gifted IQ that is not being challenged at the appropriate level.
Ultimately, each gifted program has its own unique parameters and requirements. However, independent assessments with a testing specialist can help evaluate your child’s IQ and fitness for a gifted program. At Tampa Bay Area Counseling, we are pleased to provide testing services for a wide range of issues, including IQ tests for gifted students.
There Are Not Many Options For Independent IQ Testing
Receiving a designation as a gifted student can open the doors to life-changing programs and advanced placement opportunities. However, access to gifted IQ testing is often extremely limited. Even if administrators have already identified a student as gifted, many parents seek additional testing with qualified psychologists and other specialists to learn more about how to best support their child.
If left without proper support, students can fall by the wayside, never reaching their full academic potential. Left under-stimulated and unrecognized for their abilities, these students are more likely to lose interest in school, feel aimless, and develop symptoms related to poor mental health and low self-esteem. A gifted intelligence test can be the difference between talents that are unused and overlooked—and those that are cultivated and celebrated.
Our testing specialists are here to help you find the right support for your child, maximizing their potential to be accepted into a gifted and talented program.
We Offer Gifted IQ Testing At Tampa Bay Area Counseling
Testing through our practice actually measures your child’s IQ and where it is in relation to gifted intelligence benchmarks. While our other testing services are available to clients of all ages, our gifted assessments are designed for school-aged students under 18. As such, parents and guardians are an important part of this process.
What To Expect
The testing portion of the process is done by a trained and licensed testing specialist using the gold standard of Gifted/IQ tests: the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children, 5th edition—also known as the WISC-V. Testing is completed over the span of a few hours (broken up into distinct sessions as needed) and is used to measure analytical reasoning skills.
Within about two weeks, test results will then be reviewed by our in-house psychologist, who will co-sign on the official outcome. During this time, you will be given an opportunity to go over the results with the testing specialist and receive a copy of test results to share with your child’s school. You will also have a chance to discuss additional services, like mental health counseling, that may be beneficial for reducing anxiety and improving self-esteem.
Being accurately and appropriately identified as gifted might be the key to maximizing your child’s potential. Through gifted/IQ testing at TBAC, you can increase your child’s chances of being placed in an academic program that will allow them to thrive.
Common Questions About Our Gifted IQ Testing Services
Does insurance cover the cost of a gifted and talented test?
It’s rare for insurance companies to cover gifted/IQ tests, and the providers we partner with do not currently cover the cost of testing.
How much does testing cost?
Contact us to find out more about the cost of testing or call our billing department at (727) 732 – 4305.
Will this test help my child get into a gifted program?
Because every gifted and talented program has its own unique parameters, we cannot guarantee that our testing services will ensure your child a spot in the gifted program. However, our testing measures are the best and most accurate gifted intelligence tests, which can effectively assess your child’s IQ and abilities.
Increase Your Child’s Potential
If you are looking for testing to identify your child as gifted, our practice uses the highly regarded WISC-V test to measure gifted IQ among children and teens. For more information about how we can help, contact us.