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Gifted Assessment

What is A
Gifted Assessment

Many children and teens who are smart and capable struggle with feeling unchallenged or unmotivated in the classroom. Gifted children demonstrate a range of traits that distinguish them from their peers. They may require guidance, support, and intervention, as they can sometimes underachieve academically due to boredom, perfectionism, or fear of failure.  In these scenarios a gifted assessment may be a helpful tool. These assessments, also known as IQ tests, evaluate a child's cognitive abilities, including their intelligence quotient. The results of a gifted assessment may allow for participation in specialized school programs (e.g. a gifted class/program) and provide important information in supporting your child understand their unique strengths.

Learn how to work with your brain, not against it

Give context and meaning to past challenges

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Make informed decisions for your future

What To Expect

1

Initial Meeting

The parents, student (if applicable), and psychologist come together to talk about what's happening now, look at past information like school reports, previous tests, and doctor's notes, and highlight the needs within the assessment.

2

Psychological Testing

Through parent interviews, child interviews, and questionnaires we gather comprehensive information about your child's cognitive and academic skills, attention issues, and overall mental health. Testing occurs as a 1 hour appointment. 

3

Report Writing & Recommendations

The psychologist synthesizes test results, interview insights, and questionnaire findings into a comprehensive report. This report not only summarizes the findings but also offers recommendations for strategic school accommodations and home-support strategies.

4

Feedback 

A feedback session will be scheduled four to six weeks after your last appointment where you will meet with our psychologists to review the results and recommendations. Together, you will discuss the best course of action moving forward.

Let's Get Started! 

Ready to book a gifted assessment? 

We’ll start by connecting you with our patient care coordinator for a quick phone call to answer your questions, talk about our services and help guide you through the next steps if you’re ready to move forward.

**Please note, we are only offerings gifted assessments for children and youth ages 4-21 at this time. **

Fees for psychoeducational assessments start at $1,250.00Our services are not covered by OHIP, but are covered by most extended health benefits. 

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