IQ Assessment

FSW offers a full and comprehensive IQ assessment for children and young adults aged between the ages of 6 - 16 . The IQ test is designed to measure your child's intellectual potential, rather than their acquired knowledge or skills.


Reasons to seek an I.Q assessment for your child


  • Identifying learning strengths and weaknesses: An IQ assessment can help identify a child’s areas of strength and weakness, which can be useful in tailoring educational strategies to their specific needs

  • Evaluating academic potential: IQ assessments can give an indication of a child’s academic potential, which can be helpful in determining appropriate educational placement and opportunities.

  • Identifying learning disabilities: IQ assessments can help identify learning disabilities, such as dyslexia or ADHD, which may require specialized educational interventions.

  • Identifying giftedness: IQ assessments can also identify giftedness, which can help parents and educators provide appropriate enrichment opportunities and support.

  • Identifying intellectual disabilities: IQ assessments can identify intellectual disabilities, such as Down syndrome, which can help parents and educators provide appropriate interventions and support.

  • Planning for the future: An IQ assessment can help parents and guardians plan for their child’s future, such as selecting appropriate courses of study, considering career options, or preparing for college.

  • Understanding social and emotional development: IQ assessments can also provide insight into a child’s social and emotional development, which can help parents and educators identify areas of strength and weakness and develop appropriate interventions.

  • Obtaining support services: An IQ assessment may be required to obtain certain support services for a child, such as special education services, accommodations for testing or schoolwork, or eligibility for gifted programs.

The results of an IQ assessment can provide valuable information about a child’s intellectual abilities and potential. However, it’s important to note that an IQ score is only one measure of intelligence and does not capture other important factors such as creativity, emotional intelligence, and social skills.
Overall, an IQ assessment can provide valuable information and insights into a child’s abilities and potential, which can help guide educational strategies, support services, and future planning. However, it is important to remember that IQ assessments are just one piece of the puzzle and should be used in conjunction with other assessments and observations.

The Assessment 

A child’s IQ (intelligence quotient) assessment typically involves a series of standardized tests that measure various cognitive abilities, including verbal and nonverbal reasoning, working memory, perceptual reasoning, and processing speed. The assessment is usually administered by a licensed psychologist or other trained professional.

During an IQ assessment, the child will typically be asked to complete a series of tasks that involve solving problems, recognizing patterns, and making analogies. The tests are designed to be age-appropriate and are administered one-on-one in a quiet and distraction-free environment.

Diagnostic conclusion

Following the assessment, FSW Psychology will provide the family with a detailed personalised report, which highlights their areas of strength and areas of need and when given will confirm their diagnosis.

More information about IQ assessments:

You can find out more information about IQ assessmests here – WHAT IS AN IQ ASSESSMENT

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