Psychologists have defined intelligence as an individual’s ability to act purposefully, think rationally and solve problems constructively. Assessing intellect allows a general descriptor of cognitive ability or thinking skills to be provided. The term IQ, or Intelligence Quotient, refers to the score on a test that measures the cognitive ability as compared to the general population at their developmental level or age.
IQ tests provide information regarding things like language ability, spatial skills, memory and fine motor skills. If you are considering private school for your child, please know that many require an IQ test as part of their admissions process to supplement other information that they are considering for each new student.
It is important to note that while most IQ tests have excellent standardization and good overall construction properties, they are limited in their breadth of coverage. They do not include direct measures of kinesthetic learning, musical ability, interpersonal skills or emotional awareness, which are other important components of development; therefore, you may choose to have additional assessment completed to determine these other strengths and weaknesses.
Many local private schools refer their prospective students to CNLD for IQ testing as part of their school admission process. We also can perform the more comprehensive assessments to give a more overall picture of you or your child’s abilities, learning style, memory capacities and lots of other facets that make up each of us as individuals.