Core Centre provides a comprehensive Gifted Assessment.
If you suspect your child is gifted, testing will allow you to understand child’s specific learning needs, including strengths and weaknesses. By identifying giftedness early on, it’s more likely that your child’s giftedness will be developed into talents. The best time to test gifted children is between the ages of 4 and 8.
Testing may also help your child get placed into a gifted program, in order to further develop strengths and learn to manage or improve weaknesses. Most school boards in Ontario offer gifted programs in Grade 4.
How the process looks like:
- Before the first session, we will send you a background questionnaire to complete prior to the assessment.
- Identification usually involves completing a psychoeducational assessment. This includes the use of a standardized cognitive measure, such as the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC-V), which measures intellectual capacity based on ability.
- This is followed up with a test based on achievement, such as the WIAT-III test, which determines whether what your child is capable of matches what they actually do.
- A possible third test screens for behaviour and emotional functioning—but this is not always required for admission into a gifted program.
- Your final report will be reviewed with you to explain the results and answer any further questions you may have.