What is a gifted assessment?
A gifted assessment evaluates an individual’s cognitive abilities, including their intelligence quotient (IQ). This assessment can be used to determine whether or not a student meets the criteria for the gifted program within a school board.
Who is it for?
It is intended for children as young as six years old, adolescents, and adults who would like to learn more about their cognitive abilities and/or if they meet the criteria to participate in the gifted profile within their school board.
What is the structure?
For individuals in grades 1 to 12:
A clinical Interview with the child/adolescent (30 minutes, virtual): This appointment is for your child only. Parent(s)/guardian(s) are encouraged to join for the first few minutes. Your child will be asked questions about school, friendships, family, and other areas of their life.
A testing session with the child/adolescent: (2 hours, in person at our clinic): Due to the standardized nature of the measures administered, only the child or adolescent and the clinician are present in the testing room. Parents may remain in the waiting area if they wish. We recommend bringing snacks and water for breaks.
Feedback session (30 minutes, virtual): If the assessment is for a child, the feedback session is intended for parent(s)/guardian(s) only. Older adolescents are encouraged to join the feedback session. During the feedback session, the clinician will review the assessment results with you and discuss recommendations and steps forward. You will receive a copy of the written report with all the above-noted information.
For adults (18+):
A clinical Interview (30 minutes, virtual): Adults may wish to attend the clinical interview alone or accompanied (e.g. by a partner, parent, etc.). The clinician will help guide how to structure this time together.
A testing session: (2 hours, in person at our clinic): Due to the standardized nature of the measures administered, only the individual undergoing the assessment and the clinician are present in the testing room. We recommend bringing some snacks and a water bottle in case you would like to take a break during the testing session.
Feedback session (30 minutes, virtual): During this appointment, the clinician will review the assessment results and discuss recommendations and steps forward. You will receive a copy of the written report with all the above-noted information.
Is there anything else that is required of me?
Depending on the age of the individual undergoing the assessment, parent(s)/guardian(s) and/or the client will complete an online questionnaire.
What is the cost?
The fee for this service is $1050.
Psychological services are not covered by OHIP. Many private insurance plans provide full or partial coverage for psychological services. Please contact your insurance provider to determine your level of coverage, as we do not provide direct billing.
We would be pleased to offer you a complimentary 15-minute intake call with one of our intake coordinators to help determine if this assessment is the right fit for you/your child. If you would like to schedule this, don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected].